Tomorrow, or: Never say never

A Shadorma yesterday most of Israel was on strike; leaving work, I passed parents and little children protesting this morning, despite warm sunshine and soft breeze wafting through my window, I feel worried, wary and worn out #TankaTuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has prompted us to write syllabic poems inspired by the view outside our… Continue reading Tomorrow, or: Never say never

I don’t know, or: Try not to

Poetry Partners #167 'I don't know', a poem by Marvin Tordillos of 'A Poem A Day' I don't know I can't sleep I don't know I keep waking up I don't know why I am so distressed I don't know but I'm awake right now I don't know but my mind's a mess I don't… Continue reading I don’t know, or: Try not to

After, or: Before

A 'Septolet' Zelenskyy speaks before U.S. Congress. Putin calls fighting in Ukraine "WAR" for first time. 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.

Some hefty kickbacks

Frostily, deliberately, Speaker Rex Walker arranged his revenge. How dare those upstarts challenge the party leadership? His offer had been reasonable! All they had to do was vote for his bill and receive some hefty kickbacks for their home states. That's how the system worked. His revenge would not be intricate. The party would cut… Continue reading Some hefty kickbacks

Binging on Russia-Ukraine War information

My personal perspective on Eastern Europe For most of my life I don't want to overgeneralize so let's be clear that I only represent myself - one individual descendent of Jews from Eastern Europe (i.e. Ashkenazim). My parents grew up in the USSR, as did my grandparents, and all of my ancestors, according to genetics… Continue reading Binging on Russia-Ukraine War information

Arrivals, or: Departures

An American sentence: After visiting her child abroad, she returned to a changed Russia. 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 felt that… Continue reading Arrivals, or: Departures