Worse than the disease

A d’Verse prosery prompt If you are a dreamer, come in, come in. That’s right, Dear, just hang your rainbow up over there on the moose and make yourself at home. I’ll be out in a jiffy; I’ve just put the aquarium on – would you fancy some beer or artichoke juice? Do you take… Continue reading Worse than the disease

Poison words, or: Wake up kiss

A 'Magnetic Poem' tanka Wanna try? Click here. but my god decayed into warm liquid fish eyes broken lips smoking breathed poison words over me melting into wake up kiss Notes For this poem, I decided to make use of the 'Poet Set' on the Magnetic Poetry website for the second time;This poem was, in… Continue reading Poison words, or: Wake up kiss

Marble nights, or: Haunting

A 'Magnetic Poem' tanka Wanna try? Click here. angel bleeds color desiring eternity father's ghost haunting in joyless kiss lingering marble nights' old prisoner Notes For this poem, I decided to use the 'Poet Set' on the Magnetic Poetry website, which, I believe, is the first time I have done so;I find that switching between… Continue reading Marble nights, or: Haunting

Jagged, or: Tender

'Edges and Fringes' – a d’Verse poetics prompt (best viewed on a horizontal screen) Papa, can you visit us from the unknowable beyond to hearten us, for we miss you so and grief’s jagged edges cut us even as the edges of mortal life are clear to us remaining, as we do, on this side… Continue reading Jagged, or: Tender

Dreams, or: Stanzas

An emoji 'free verse' In a moment, 🧗‍♂️ it would be over again and he'd 🧗‍♂️ have to start over in the next... no, not this time. Grunting, 🤏 hand over hand, he scaled the 🧗‍♂️ uneven face of 🤏 the dream cliff, fingers 🤏 aching with the weight of his body 🧗‍♂️ as the… Continue reading Dreams, or: Stanzas

My most disturbing dream

I've had a recurring dream, in which Papa somehow comes back to life some months after dying, only to die again permanently several months later. For some unclear reason, his temporary resurrection is not made public to everyone; and we are all aware and certain that it is, indeed, temporary. The details are very hazy… Continue reading My most disturbing dream