Monthly Archives: October 2021

Samhain on Spillwords

Another of my Halloween poems for this year has been posted on Spillwords. It starts: Send the kids to trick or treatWith your parents tonightLet’s be alone when the wallsBetween the worlds grow thin Read the rest…

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Fraiku: Happy Birthday!

Sarcastic and Sardonic RhymesPoems that Pop with Punsof Jeanetically Modified Origin

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Trick or Treat

Here’s another collaboration with the good folks at Charles House. We reminisced about Halloweens of our youth, I read a few poems, including Poe’s The Raven (which technically isn’t a Halloween poem since he explicitly states that it occurs in … Continue reading

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Fraiku: For Autumn

Your grace stills the airstars focus— the moon risesbehind bare branches Bonus Poetry: my first Halloween poem of the season posted at the Go Dog Go Café. It’s a fourteen line Halloween memory entitled Halloween, Age 15. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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They were Strange Men They entered our villageno explanation offeredbegan killing They believed their officerswe were sub-humannot worthy of remark They were from some legionleft no oneto carry the dead (For this week’s Weekend Writing Prompt and Living Poetry Prompt.)

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Fraiku: Regrets

Full of shoulds and couldsAn effigy of myselfShall we burn me down?

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Lake House

Lake House She rests in forestvivid green from rainliving breath of earthcool summer morn Mirrored in the lakemist spinning ghostsdawn spilling overguardian mountains She welcomes me backslipping her doorswith comfortable warmthsurrounding my frailty No longer exposedfinally at home

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Fraiku: Nightowl

Crickets serenadeMy solo lucubrationDawn arrives too soon

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See You Next Year

See You Next Year Doc says I should eat better,exercise more. I know.I know. He asks if I rememberwhat we talked aboutlast time. I scour my crusted memorybut these wellness visits blurtogether like a field of pinwheelsin a lightning storm. … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Jazz

My parents are jazz musiciansYears ago they improvised a duetI am the echo of that song

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