Morning fog, or: Life insurance

A haibun My new job at The Jewish Agency comes with lots of perks. When I was first offered the position, I was excited about having long-term job security; writing for a living; and working for a major Jewish organization that I'd long had an affinity for (my wife and I met in 2010 as… Continue reading Morning fog, or: Life insurance

Privilege, or: Responsibility

Poetry Partners #80 'The wonders of the world', a poem by Sarah Cope of 'My Endometriosis Story' The clouds barrel into the pools of blue, crashing into golden sunlight streaks piercing through the sky, A canvas of colour full of shades you cannot clarify, As it floats by just above the likes of you and… Continue reading Privilege, or: Responsibility

Sticks, or: Stones

My 1st Espinela A daft hog built a house of straw. His brother made his out of wood. Both got blown over where they stood, which neither foolish boar foresaw. Meanwhile, their sibling set his jaw, ever the intentional swine. He drafted a solid design; wasted no time with hay or sticks; erected fort of… Continue reading Sticks, or: Stones

Whims of time, or: Poetry’s portal

A Wayra slave to whims of time parenthood; work; shopping; sleep clocks' hands spin erratically align but fleetingly poetry's portal clicks ~ step through Wayra? The Wayra (Quechua - wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. The elements of the Wayra are: 5 lines; syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8;unrhymed. #TankaTuesday The above was written for… Continue reading Whims of time, or: Poetry’s portal

Parenthood, or: Empathy

A 'Minute Poem' "Please!" she cries, "Just one minute more!" Child eyes implore. Firm, I insist, Though those eyes mist. "Turn off your tablet, or I will!" Bitter tears spill. She shuts it down ~ With sulky frown. "Tomorrow's school! You need to sleep! Come now, don't weep!" Soft, sweet lips pout... But it's lights… Continue reading Parenthood, or: Empathy

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