Sweet, sweet, or: Silence

A kyrielle I drop her off and collect her; Daily, you can see us walking; For me, all our walks are a blur... My daughter's just non-stop talking! I have given up on thinking; Her voice my every thought's blocking; Feels like waking after drinking... My daughter's just non-stop talking! I love her more than… Continue reading Sweet, sweet, or: Silence

A stitch in time, or: At hand

An American sentence: One abstracted stitch in a children's comforter will unravel it. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading A stitch in time, or: At hand

Captured, or: Leave little to the

An acrostic poem I cringe at the expectant look; My heavy sigh hangs in the air; Again, her "imagination Game" resumes, as I turn my thoughts Inwards; tune out my child's prattle; Nod supportively when it seems Appropriate; wait patiently Till we arrive at school; walk her Into the building; and then run Off to… Continue reading Captured, or: Leave little to the

Sneaking past Ms. Trindle

The yard behind the orphanage had a post-diluvial character, with old chairs haphazardly scattered about in the overgrown grass, as if deposited by an ancient flood. With aplomb, Timothy surveyed the landscape. Sneaking past Ms. Trindle while she activated her credit card had been easier than he'd expected. Glancing around, the boy felt assured that… Continue reading Sneaking past Ms. Trindle

War crimes, or: Unwarranted

A 'Septolet' I.C.C. charges Putin with abducting thousands of Ukrainian children. Russia returns ~30 Ukrainian children. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

This is now, or: That was then

A poem in 'Line Messaging' form she pronounces the words correctly for the most part but that's not what most impresses me it's her comprehension skills educational software for kids draws them in with virtual worlds, games, graphics they've markedly improved internet access itself has been such a massive game changer she's learned more than… Continue reading This is now, or: That was then

Dock, or: Hickory dickory

A series of micropoems written in Michael “Mouse” Murdoch's new nonce poetic form: "The Mouse" I. day off (day) (off) =°= vacation time parents and children together__________ II. him her (him) (her) =°= different needs compromise is so essential__________ III. not now (not) (now) =°= demanding child __________constantly bored to distraction IV. the end (the)… Continue reading Dock, or: Hickory dickory

Chasing shiny bubbles

The photo of her usually placid granddaughter energetically chasing shiny bubbles around outdoors arrived in the mail without any letter, but there was no inherent need for one. The old woman's jovial eyes watered as she laughed. This piece of flash fiction was written in response to: The Sunday Muse #252; Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: 'jovial';… Continue reading Chasing shiny bubbles