“We may have found our guy, Yevgenia.”

d’Verse prosery “Coffee, Dear?” “That would be great, Darling. Cream please.” “Yes, Dear. So, what’s on your mind this morning?” Thoughtfully, Mr. Li stirred his dark poison and raised it to his lips. “We may have a lead, Yevgenia.” “That’s wonderful, Yìchén! Now Mr. Wang will definitely give you that promotion!” “Well, we’re not certain… Continue reading “We may have found our guy, Yevgenia.”

10th anniversary, or: Chaya Margarita

The poem below was my gift to my wife on the occasion of our 10th anniversary on the Hebrew calendar, which is tonight (the 1st of Elul). It's actually two separate poems, as you shall see, because I wrote it as an acrostic of my wife's name, which is Chaya Margarita. Chaya is a Hebrew… Continue reading 10th anniversary, or: Chaya Margarita

“Cheating” on my 10th anniversary

The challenge Not long ago, I wrote a poem about the difficulty of keeping a secret for an entire month. Having thought about it further, I realized that there was no need for me to wait quite so long... I only had to wait 12 days until tomorrow night... because I can kinda, sorta cheat… Continue reading “Cheating” on my 10th anniversary

An edifice that must be rebuilt every day…

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.-Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996) A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.-André Maurois (1885 – 1967) To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right,… Continue reading An edifice that must be rebuilt every day…

Spit, or: Swallow

A limerick Trigger warning: Domestic abuse Learning just how to scream Hades' name was Persephone's debasing shame. While tending to his needs, she swallowed only six seeds, cuz she always pulled back when he came. d'Verse poetics: Persephone At d'Verse, we were prompted to take inspiration from the Greek myth of Persephone and write a… Continue reading Spit, or: Swallow

Elul, or: August

A haibun The Hebrew calendar is lunar, rather than solar like the Gregorian calendar, which is used throughout most of the world. However, unlike the lunar Muslim calendar, the Hebrew calendar includes leap years, making Jewish holidays seasonal. Passover, for example, is always in the Spring; Chanukah is always in the Winter. The exact dates… Continue reading Elul, or: August