Category: poetry

2-in-1: a Christmas poem for all the December babies

cat sitting by the fire, purring Elvis sings blue Christmas to the grinding of wind up toys smells of food, fire, and pine needles treasured ornaments twirl gently like girls with new skirts box for me with striped foil paper tag reads ‘merry christmas’;…

Poetry Prompts: Sand

Accumulating in my eyes Pouring through an hourglass Turrets climbing into the skies A castle never built to last A new commodity Shipped to the wealthiest beaches Oh what a peculiar oddity The way nothing escapes capitalism’s reaches Beneath my toes Shifting in the…

Daily Prompt: Captivating

cages. collars. manacles. chains. camps. iron shackles. cops. cordons. ID laws. courts. congress. silence falls. curfews. contained. building walls. comfort. complicit. captivating animals. via Daily Prompt: Captivating

Daily Prompt: Typical – Tie Pie Cal

Tie Pie Cal lives in a small town But her bakery’s known for miles around No one’s more nimble with pastry dough No one’s cream peaks just so But the number one thing for which she’s known Is the eponymous Tie Pie, which makes…

Daily Prompt: Constant

Change is constant This is all we know I’m a spring singer a summer sojourner in autumn, an artist and a winter writer Live in an instant Just go with the flow I’m always uncomfortable because I’m always changing my identity’s portable we’re not…

Daily Prompt: Suspicious

Can I borrow your phone? Why not? What’s going on? Is that a new cologne? C’mon, throw me a bone I love you, I don’t want to lose this Wake me each morning with a kiss Tell me I’m the only one you miss…

Oversimplified: The Trouble With Not Being Troubled

I wouldn’t think it necessary, but just to be safe: This poem doesn’t condone what it says. It’s a mockery of the simplistic arguments people with unacknowledged privilege use to sweep aside real condemnations of a system that is not broken, but working exactly…

Writing Prompt: If English Could Change

There’d be no obsession over he or she, only a loving devotion to we Socialism would stop meaning communism and instead mean the way forward Ambition would reveal its sinister undertones, taken away from the words atheist and agnostic Immigrants would not be called…

Be Wilder: an advice poem

Be wilder: Baby girl please don’t age; you’re so pretty Be wilder: Pretend you’re a ballerina Be wilder: But be nicer to Tina Be wilder: One day you’ll travel the planet Be wilder: Make a wish; the candles are lit Be wilder: But don’t…

Daily Prompt: Conveyor – Belts: poems on socioeconomics

conveyor belts socioeconomics poems

Bible belt churn ’em out a factory of the devout ‘Thou shalt not’ is only for she MANifest destiny given to he who preaches virtue never thinks, only pursues riches he can’t do without though it’s rotting his heart throughout I guess that these…

Daily Prompt: Cavity

cavity social poem

cavity like the one in your chest just because they said you were resisting arrest cavity like the ones in your teeth leading to extraction cause you can’t afford to treat cavity like the ones that get searched by the ones that never put…

Daily Prompt: Dominant – Allele Appeal

oval face cleftless widow’s peak eyebrows bushy, sepa r ated skip mascara dimples free lobes almond eyes .f.r.e.c.k.l.e.s. tongue rollin’, no foldin’ wax my middle finger can’t thumb a ride bent pinky left over right brush the back of my hand only need two…