Soul, or: Solid

An American sentence In warm embrace, my context dissolves. It's thus I encounter myself. 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… Continue reading Soul, or: Solid

Standards notwithstanding, or: Drivel

A Sevenling (All my life) All my life, I’ve resisted others’ standards; I’ve avoided taking a stand; I’ve never figured out how do both. Notwithstanding my accursed inability to understand my inner workings, I am; I love; I write. I cannot stand life's endless standby, but so it goes. d'Verse: a Quadrille The above sevenling… Continue reading Standards notwithstanding, or: Drivel

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,… Continue reading Change, or: Defiance