Or, or: Or

Sevenling (Or offers) Or offers versatility, or food for thought, or three possibilities in one, as it were. I don't know or- do I? Or can be inclusive or exclusive. It sounds like our and er. Or, when switched in for and or but, gives pause (or should). Or suggests relation; contrast; even... tension. Sevenling… Continue reading Or, or: Or

Once, or: Twice

A limerick Stop pulling my leg, lest you miss the boat. The fat lady ended on a very high note! Two peas in a pod? Sure, that's real... Two birds with one stone? No big deal... But just twice in a blue moon we get oats! d'Verse poetics prompt: Naming the rose At d'Verse, poets… Continue reading Once, or: Twice

Stare, Canuck, or: Sacred

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn't planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: if I don't save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I'll… Continue reading Stare, Canuck, or: Sacred

Black, or: House

A Blitz Poem EPIGRAPH: A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.-Ivan Turgenev (1818 โ€“ 1883) Fade away Fade to black Black Friday Black magic Magic number Magic thinking Thinking… Continue reading Black, or: House

Swing, or: Silence

A Blitz Poem EPIGRAPH: A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.-Ivan Turgenev (1818 โ€“ 1883) Full bloom Full swing Swing voters Swing state State of denial State of war… Continue reading Swing, or: Silence

Hop, or: Control

A Blitz Poem Chap easily Chap hop Hop to it Hop skip and a jump Jump the shark Jump and jive Jive talking Jive turkey Turkey shoot Turkey cocks Cocks eggs Cocks eye Eye of Ra Eye catching Catching some z's Catching off balance Balance of nature Balance beam Beam me up Scotty Beam of… Continue reading Hop, or: Control

Zag, or: Zig

My 2nd Tinaโ€™s Zigzag Rhyme I can'ts stop writing poetry; my pants stuck tightly to my seat. I surely oughts go do my chores, But vivid thoughts won't give me peace. So, what's a simple man to do, barraged by words the whole day through? I can'ts stop writing poetry; my pants stuck tightly to… Continue reading Zag, or: Zig

Murder, or: Three

My 3rd Blitz Poem Third time's the charm Third degree murder Murder she wrote Murder on the Orient Express Express mail Express train Train for success Train crash Crash test dummies Crash and burn Burn to a crisp Burn rate Rate of inflation Rate of interest Interest groups Interest free Free of charge Free spirit… Continue reading Murder, or: Three