Rise, or: Fall

A Quadrille in the form of an 'Atom poem' we say whom you marry that's crucial for us so she was told daily it was weighty guilt royal lineage proud crown much too heavy but he a common bloke he her beloved swain he not allowed to her so she forsook it all Atom poem?… Continue reading Rise, or: Fall

The circle, or: Life

My 2nd double etheree glar- ing light; screaming; sus- tenance; voices, faces; crawling; walk- ing unsteadily; run- ning to school; letters; numbers; teachers; friends; innocence; flower- ing; attraction; awkwardness; coming of age; professors; pressure; majors, min- ors; sex; love; commitment; graduation; apartment; interviews; paychecks; en- gagement; bickering; paying bills; marriage; family; loss; birth; children; parenting;… Continue reading The circle, or: Life

Daze, or: Days

My 1st double etheree sun- rise licks at the hor- izon // marking the birth of the day // time to wake; get everyone ready; bus stop; school; part; work // fi-nal-ly-my-cof-fee-//-oh-that's... nice // sit.ting and plug.ging a.way at my key.board, as my co.work.ers trick.le in // message from mywife // don'tforgettheeggs goatcheesefishwaterfruitsyogurtmilkbread // yes,… Continue reading Daze, or: Days

This, or: Every Sabbath

Sevenling (I am exhausted) I am exhausted because work kept me up late on Thursday night; my daughter couldn't fall asleep right away; and my wife was abroad. My wife is exhausted because she woke up very early to catch a plane on Friday morning; she'd worked long hours all week managing people in Eastern… Continue reading This, or: Every Sabbath

To be, or: Not to be

My 2nd Duodora EPIGRAPH: To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troublesAnd by opposing end them.(from Hamlet, spoken by Hamlet) Sitting, thinking about rhythms and rhymes; syllables and forms; lines and enjambments;… Continue reading To be, or: Not to be

Snake, or: Feathered Serpent

Poetry Partners #1 A poem by Murisopsis of 'A Different Perspective' I carry a heavy burden Everyone I’ve ever met sits Friend and enemy alike crowded on my back I wish I could shed them Wiggle out of this skin Snagged on adversity And leave them behind Be free enough to fly Even so They… Continue reading Snake, or: Feathered Serpent

Enough, or: Blame to go around

An American sentence Crime among Israeli Arabs continues claiming lives daily. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’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 removing the line… Continue reading Enough, or: Blame to go around