Better Kindling

The moon’s on fire
again, akin to the dance-skip
of her own bright journeyspill.

Do you know her
bubble-lull-shimmer-green-grin, the way she melts
a shadow-sky; leaves us

Her spark
starts our
twisted-crimsonrose fire,
held breeze-soft in open
jars for all these
cloudy years.


Fondly known as The One With All The Words, using all 19 of the Quadrille words so far. Come play with us at dVerse. I’m hosting. 

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It’s Monday, and

The world’s all
worn and wallowed; swallowed
by its own storms. Spark me
something new, some hue that
says we might bleed ink,
think ourselves (once, again)
sane. Explain

to me (and this lonely broken
sky) why we spin
and nothing stays the

A second offering for the Quadrille over at dVerse. I’m hosting. Come play! 

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Origami Dragon Plays Ro Sham Bo


Paper’s all it takes
to mark that first

spark, stretch it to
a quiet, un-scissored

sky. Ask her why
she holds her breath,

she’ll tell you the day
is too long for all this

rocky skin. Fold her twice,
but fool her only once.



It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Bar opens at noon, PST.
Come play! 



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liquid volume


turn it up, twister
sister: they say absinthe
maketh the heart grow
fonder. brandy? dandy.

whose cider
you on?

our best kept
-secret: vodka.
with a simple

vapor. rise.
the sun’ll come
out tomorrow,
stupor and

a small first
thought on the
purifies the fall.

(shaken, un

keep it


word list from my shawna. 


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dragon post-it

back soon. burning
for a crimson sky.
wait for me
{sealing wax, string
and all}
by the sea.

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Shadow Sighed


Ms. Moon is a dripping wet
willowy girl goblin,
glowed green in her own
wild glare.

P(l)uck her from
the air and whisp
-her low voices to
her wall of mist

and she’ll come un

one last brass button
in a bulging



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abbreviated weather report, part deux

{with apologies to Basho}


with a splash!





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