An island, or: No man’s

A HexSonnetta Folks think her good-natured; She often overhears It said she's "such a dear." Really though, she's wagered That none know her major Concern is her career. Truth is- people bug her; Still, she always smiles and- Has a polished style and- Steady, grips life's rudder- Never someone's sucker; The goal? A small island.… Continue reading An island, or: No man’s

Boots on the ground, or: Feet on the ground

A 'Septolet' American arms empower Ukrainians to fight back. America hasn't proposed a viable endgame yet. 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.

Note to self, or: Hypocrisy

An American sentence in 10 words: Delay unequivocally costs us our lives; best to take chances. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading Note to self, or: Hypocrisy

Perception, or: Reality

A Cleave poem you should always attempt to see in looking at the canvases the frames hanging on the walls around you what they are providing and contextualizing rather than true reality for what youโ€™d like your careful perception to amount to could very well fail you tomorrow or some day later How to read… Continue reading Perception, or: Reality

Openings, or: End game

A kyrielle Been playing for over a year; So, what might my best next move be? Could writing become a career? ~ Thus far, it's been purely for me. I've mastered some challenging forms. So, what might my best next move be? It's such fun to tinker with norms. ~ Tacticians, proficient, coach me. With… Continue reading Openings, or: End game