Thursday, July 30, 2015

No Stopping Us


No Stopping Us

We are blind to
the big red sign.
Some slow down
to a crawl.
Some don't cut
speed at all,
just glance both
ways and keep going.
Be alert. Two ways
or four ways, we're
all coming through.

This poem was inspired by a Wednesday prompt on Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog. The prompt was "alert."

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Silence for the Poets


Silence for the Poets
 Dedicated to Martha Gershun, Maryfrances Wagner, 
Thomas Cobian, Rick Malsick and Music+ Poetry+Art

Silence for the poets.
They deserve to be heard.

Silence for the poets.
Talking over them is absurd.

Silence for the poets.
Listen to every word.

Silence for the poets
or punishment will be incurred.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Caught in a Web


Caught in a Web

In midair, swinging
in the breeze, but
not going anywhere.
You'll take a fall
with the slightest tear.
How long can you
stay there, hanging
by a thread?

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Building Blocks


Building Blocks

The mason creates
row upon row
stone by stone.
Sets each in
its own space
with precision.
He alone knows
where they belong
and what will
take shape under
his guidance.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thrown Together


Thrown Together

Wind gusts hit hard,
blow us around.
beat us down.
We are wrapped up
in the storm.
After, we
still hold on,
in no hurry
 to untangle.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Harmonizing


Writing is full of surprises. I've been surprised by ideas, memories and the direction pieces took while I was writing them. Yesterday, I was surprised by a response that was elicited by one of my poems. I'm going to let my friend and fellow writer, Letty Stapp Watt, tell the story:




What kinds of surprises have you received while writing or in response to your work?

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