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Like my muse.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a very large thing. Like my muse. Standing on the sidewalk at the foot of the Sears Towerin downtown Chicago, I was a little boy marvelingat looking up nearly … Continue reading

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I’ll never know why

For today’s prompt, write a second chance poem. I’ll never know why Why she stopped replyingto my texts and emails It was probably something I saidsince I usually say too much Looking up on a clear nightjoking about Virgo or … Continue reading

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My Valentine’s Day Gift

I can’t give you the moon and stars,but you’re always welcome to lookthrough my telescope. (This haiku also appeared as part of the Haikuniverse Valentine’s Day marathon.)

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Luna’s Lament

Luna’s Lament Isn’t that just like a man?Visit six times in three yearsthen ghost for more than fifty. Worse still, peeping at methrough telescopes at night,buzzing me with drones. I am so done with Apollo’s male gaze.My tears have frozen … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Christmas Eve

In still winter airpinprick stars on strings danglethe dome of heaven

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Eclipse published at Sledgehammer Lit

I’m proud to announce that my poem Eclipse has been published by the Sledgehammer Literary Journal. I like that they chose to post it on the day before the December Solstice since this little poem was inspired by another astronomical … Continue reading

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Looking Back

Looking Backfor the James Webb Space Telescope Far past the dark side of the moonNever again to feel the warmthOf human breath or touch I need absolute cold for my workTo stare for days unblinkingSift light into colors Note the … 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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Andromeda Growing up, my girl next door was called Andy.I just assumed gravity would bring us together—like two galaxies slowly merging over a lifetime. It might still happen though we’re no longer neighbors—not that that matters in this age of … Continue reading

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For my Muse

Here’s today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer: For this Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a change poem and/or… Write a don’t change poem. For my Muse She changes every nightbut I barely noticeuntil two weeks passand she’s brighterthan a nightingale song. But … Continue reading

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