Twitter poetry 2021: Week 10

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Since beginning this daily challenge, I have been scheduling my Saturday poems on Twitter because I don’t blog on Shabbas.

It’s odd, then, that it was only today that it suddenly struck me that I could also post poems on WordPress in the same manner. And so – even as I’ll be offline for 25 hours, I will be scheduling two poems to be posted here at ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ – on Saturday at 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM [GMT+2:00]. I do hope you enjoy them!

Below is my 10th week of Twitter poems:

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem,
David

Change, or: Defiance

My first Octo

Through & through, ever feeling strange
Parts, confused, will not be arranged
Drawn, still, by illusion of change
Something defiant at my core
Demanding utter acceptance
Drawn, still, by illusion of change
Parts, confused, will not be arranged
Through & through, ever feeling strange

I love trying out new forms of poetry, and I just discovered the octo form via Kerfe’s lovely poem ‘Fractals (part II)’, which you must read for its sheer cleverness. (My mathematician father introduced me to fractals when I was a boy… so Kerfe’s piece immediately sucked me in.)