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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…

I gave up Facebook for Lent and here’s what happened.

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I’ve got a friend I’ve known for years, and every year she quits Facebook for Lent. Her excitement and anticipation for this social media detox was contagious every year, and I was so envious of her. So this year, I gave it a try….

You Could Write Anything

Go on. Try it. Maybe start with a word. The most lovely word. Your favourite, in fact. Describe its colours. Describe its sound. Tell us about the music it forms in your mind. Set that paragraph into a context. A scene. A moment. A…

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…

The Day That Didn’t Exist

wedding poem the day that didn't exist ghost story

I drift aimless through the empty pews Didn’t anyone hear the news? What’s a bride with no groom? Where’re the happy faces to fill the room? No bouquets, no sashes, not even petals When I think back, that familiar fog settles Is the date…

Mundane Description

“Annie! Annie, are you up yet? I’m taking the kids to school!” Avery’s voice carries well throughout the house and reminds me of home. I’m awake, but have yet to rise. I have to now. First stop is the bathroom. I see to Mother…

Daily Prompt: Encrusted – The Northwest Passage

The wind howls, but the sails are still Stiffened in the inescapable chill Rigging once full of avian cries Now just cloth encrusted with ice Creaking wood moans low under the wind Trapped and left with nothing to defend In the bowels, straps and…

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…

Daily Prompt: Lecture

Make sure you use the appropriate pencil Don’t draw freeform, use this stencil Armed police keep you safer than a fence will Dress for Jesus, and don’t be sinful We don’t want you led astray, we’ll blur out those pixels That’s a fire hazard,…