Veteran poetry

I went to a book release and poetry reading tonight at the library. I knew most of the readers. To be honest, I was there mainly for appearance ‘points.’ I don’t know that anyone else really notices, but I like to keep my face in the community here and there. The night started off with…

Global Mourning (NPM 27 of 30)

Global Mourning another shooting another fire another politician throws thoughts & prayers upon the pyre cold’s getting colder warm’s getter warmer will the shouting become a murmur or will the rage sustain until there’s a reformer I want to keep safe the people who are erased I want to be shelter for those who fear…

poetry at work

Because I don’t talk about work on this blog, this post may be vague, but I’ll give it a shot. Some folks in my department were tasked with creating a video to show at a big meeting at the end of this month. We came up with an idea and as part of the execution…

Cambria (and NPM 26 of 30)

I’ve had a few days to process and distill my feelings from the recent judiciary hearings. But before I post about that, I’ll tell you about what I did last week. Oh, but wait, before that, let me give you an update from my last post. The unknown anomaly on my rear end has dissipated/disappeared,…

NPM – 19 of 30

Teddy I reach for him almost every night a relic from my childhood he’s never left my side with an unimaginative name and nothing really cuddly about him he is still my comfort when I was little and had amassed a menagerie of stuffed animals a coven of dolls my mother thought of an idea…

NPM – 18 of 30

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day we woke him just before midnight glasses of champagne in hand ready to toast the new year and whatever remaining days or hours we have together with him we helped him sit up swung his legs off the side of the bed so he could join us in our bittersweet…

NPM – 16 of 30

prompt: pick up a book, turn to page 29, select ten words you like, then write a poem using those ten words (slightly changed it up by closing my eyes and randomly selecting words) The Road Home misshapen hackberry tree gives shade in bitter sunlight ponderosa pines line road like rebellious teens facts mixed with…

NPM – 15 of 30

Dream Dictionary Teacup – represents gossip, if the cup is empty you are doing the talking. If it’s full, people are dipping your bag, so to speak. Hammer – represents heartbreak, its final blows to your already damaged love muscle make sure its beating will never be the same. Seagull – represents a co-worker you dislike, the squawking…

NPM – 14 of 30

Break-Up/-Through Haiku two years since the day I worked up the gumption to call the whole thing off (this haiku is about today, April 17, though it is the 14th poem of NPM — surprise, surprise, I’m in catch-up mode again this year!)

NPM – 13 of 30

Lost Ideas droplets seeds dust flakes grains cells pinpoints petals blades shards scraps bits slivers morsels crumbs specks splinters atoms dabs touches blink and they’re gone