Humanity, or: Humaneness

A quadrille In the form of four Elevenies life flourishing richly throughout human lands inhabitants accustomed to peace complacency planes flying fleetly imperceptible to eagles barking dogs pulling leashes foreshadowing whistling bombs dropping silhouetted against azure people rushing towards cellars blasts ash covering earth carried by currents only scorching wind's breathing apocalypse Elfchen Row Words… Continue reading Humanity, or: Humaneness

Those asteroids, Sir, they’re…

d’Verse prosery "Captain, we're exiting hyperdrive just outside of the Milky Way! I'll patch us through to Grand Lord… Wait… Where…" "Where are we, Lieutenant Mark? There's nothing here but an asteroid field. Check your coordinates!" "Yes, Sir! Let's see… 71.5 by 199.5 degrees… I... don't understand it, Sir. The galaxy should be just… Oh,… Continue reading Those asteroids, Sir, they’re…

Raw Deal, or: Total Recall

A dribble The USA invaded Iraq when I was in fifth grade \\ I recall our teacher telling us to write supportive letters to our soldiers. The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name of the dribble is derived from… Continue reading Raw Deal, or: Total Recall

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Here in Israel, we are now at a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza (as of last night)... and some of my poetry from this week and from last was naturally "inspired" (if war can inspire) by the horrible… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

Parenthood, or: Fear

A d'Verse quadrille I’m wound up and wounded Not my body yet, just my heart We’re sitting potential collateral Damage // seems Verse is free But can’t free me From her world, which I’m afraid to leave For, simply, I Want to protect her innocence and heart The prompt: What’s in a word? The above… Continue reading Parenthood, or: Fear

Sticks and stones

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) FYI: Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost) The Jewish festival of Shavuot began at sunset on Sunday and ends at sunset on Monday. In terms of religious restrictions, this festival… Continue reading Sticks and stones