Category Archives: Poetic Asides Chapbook Challenge 2016

Squandering Sunlight

.. There’s a last -ditch effort to our breathing, a long slow grieving process (progress?) that comes sharp with every sunset. We watch it plop into mountain range ocean spill quiet plain; disappear as if it never shined. We hold … Continue reading

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Intricate Loathing

.. The way the stars cut sharp, tinder us toward ashes, tender us worth -less. The way the fender bends into the breeze, going ever nowhere and the way the music (too loud) is still saying no -thing and everything … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with a Melting Moon

.. she’s a silver sliver, smiling. you’re just a shmo on the ground. look quick. (shiver) she’s got a thing for the tumult of sea, and she won’t be around long.   ..

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early flowers

(though love be a day and life be nothing,it shall not stop kissing.) – E.E. Cummings  .. we are ever falling softly, pale and petaled and waiting for our souls to set.   .. NovPAD, day 29.

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I Want Blank Pages

, and periwinkle chalk, and indigo ink that stains my skin. Slips of trees waiting. Sea. Sky. Sand and salt and wide-spilled stars. Shine. Black clacked, plowed through a snowstorm of white. The peace of another sunrise, and time ………………………………….to … Continue reading

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lo(o)sing the moon

.. she’s crum -bling again, all waning stardust and darkside drowning, downing cloud cocktails like there’s no tomorrow. she’s losing her much -ness, the suchness that makes her whole, the hot mess that still somehow soothes you. she’s a whole … Continue reading

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moon voyage

.. we long to press our footprints in -to her milky skin, see once and for all if she truly is made of stone, reflecting light that’s not her own. we long to build ourselves a tiny cottage there, a … Continue reading

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