Category Archives: Poetic Asides Chapbook Challenge 2019

Mr. Midnight and Mrs. Moon

.. He’s got her swooning again, dipping her toes in horizon dark, slow disappearing and playing her part in this star-stung waltz. He’s got her waning again, making less of her -self by degrees, crescent -cutting tangled trees and startled … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

.. This poem is ….(light) -headed to the moon to the corner to the ends of the earth. She’s putting the pedal to the metal and her nose to the grind and her head in the clouds. She’s got a … Continue reading

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Striking Sky

.. God’s taking full -flash photos again and it all rips open in a zigzag stab of gold cracking black in half, all clacking cymbals and flickered blaze. Our gaze is broken by thunder, struck by time, backlit by the … Continue reading

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Heroes and Villains

.. See, here’s the trick: how do we know if they are liar or love or lunatic, thief or grief or cool relief or wayward street that leads us home? They carry swords and scars and words and wars, and … Continue reading

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Early to bed

  …  , cuz the sky’s got an early ………………………(red) warning system that says we’re broken, that all this unspoken thunder might just crack us open before we’ve had time to fully rise.   ..In November, we poem. This one’s … Continue reading

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treble ahead

         …………………my heart – ………………………………………………a cacophony of rain, a symphony of storms.     ..In November, we poem.   

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free write

{more it’s not}   .. this poem is neither free nor blank; it’s shackled, smudged in inky sway and star -stung sky. it’s dash and dot, jot and tittle. riddle. rhyme. time unraveled into rows and prose and who knows … Continue reading

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Midway through the storm

, we warm ourselves on lightning rods. We rumble thunder across our skin, begin in raindrops. We thin the skies with contemplated clouds, and sing aloud our own singed songs. We’re tornado-strong and tumbled. We’re hurricane-half -way there, and helterskeltered … Continue reading

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myth moon

  ..  she keeps us swoon -ing with her waning heart, wondering how she stones the sky. And even Thor ain’t got nothin’ on her shine.   .. In November, we poem. Often, about the moon.         

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Poseidon’s Promise

                         Allow this naked sea to ……………………………………..rock you fast asleep, and I will hold ………………………….your storms.     .. In November, we poem.   

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