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

A real experienced broad

The private eye nodded knowingly. "Yep, Mildred's a real experienced broad, pal. Real, real sharp. Always ahead of whatever's new in the game. Back when all the rest of the girls were getting into a tizzy about the advent of instant messaging services, she saw their potential clear as day… She's always understood the fundamentals…… Continue reading A real experienced broad

Dehumanization, or: Apathy

Poetry Partners #149 'Ear Rock', a poem by Jeff Lee of 'Growing Up Boomer' Mothers’ dreams fly away: a son lies limp, his fire cold, his flesh— six-years-old and hardly used—is ripped and frayed; a daughter, older—stars and bars on her fatigues—sees the flash, feels the killing heat but doesn’t hear the crushing sound. Metallica… Continue reading Dehumanization, or: Apathy

REBLOG: ‘The Number Game’ by Navin Manik

Disclaimer: Please read this poem under the lighter shadeI’ve added a bit of ginger to give it a slightly warmer tasteNot pointing fingers at any particular person(s) at any stageBelieve me even if I want to, I just really can’tCoz I don’t remember their handles or any namesCoz they haven’t made any kinda impact on… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘The Number Game’ by Navin Manik

Space cadet, or: Cosmonaut

A 'Septolet' Putin avoids accessing the Internet. Putin's bodyguards collect his feces when he travels abroad. 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.

Modern body image issues for young girls

A high school memory of mine I was in high school (eleventh grade, I think) when I first heard a female classmate of mine tell a friend of hers that she had recently shaved her forearms. I was shocked. "Why would you bother doing that?" I asked her. Previous to that incident I'd been aware… Continue reading Modern body image issues for young girls

Raven, or: Your virtual head

Poetry Partners #74 An American Sentence by Kerfe of 'Lines that aim to be' Original art by Kerfe Amid strange recurring sounds, Raven takes charge of your virtual head. Kerfe: A waltmarie poem by ben Alexander of 'The Skeptic's Kaddish' Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences Lucy lost Internet privileges and more for being… Continue reading Raven, or: Your virtual head

Dreams, or: Stanzas

An emoji 'free verse' (best viewed: on a computer screen & not in WordPress Reader) 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… Continue reading Dreams, or: Stanzas