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Get Vaccinated!

Here’s today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog: take the phrase “Get (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles … Continue reading

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The Ideal Muse

The Ideal Muse I love you so I’ve kept you away My adoration is pureunadulterated by the banalI don’t know the sound of your sighsthe smell of your sweator if you smack your lips while eating For years I’ve watched … Continue reading

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How many…

How many sugared heartswill it take to feedyou the entire poemof my devotion? More than all the insulinin the world could absorb. For this month’s Living Poetry Visual Prompt.

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She reads by moonlight

She reads by moonlight—real books of ink and paper.She watches televisionwith the sound off. She leaves Spotify runningas she fades to sleep—volume low as a blanketso she’ll dream her own songs. She loves my poetry but neverwants to meet the … Continue reading

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Summer Picnic

Summer Picnic Fresh cut grass under our blanketyour warm skin ‘neath my fingertipsa tree is blooming above usand its petals envy your lips The low branches waltz in the breezeto the music guiding your hipsflowers open to catch the sunand … Continue reading

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Checkmate

Checkmate I taught my wife chess too well. She countered all my moves with ease. “Chinese or pizza tonight?” I don’t care. “Pick one.” Okay— Chinese. “Let’s get pizza.” There were also good times— long talks on hikes with dogs, … Continue reading

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Sonnet for the Future

For today’s prompt: Write a love poem and/or… Write an anti-love poem. Sonnet for the Future Leave me alone, my love, let me write this final poem, seal it in a time capsule for archaeologists to unearth so the distant … Continue reading

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Trapping Women

For today’s prompt, write a trap poem. Trapping Women I dug a hole with my verse, covered it with a blanket of metaphor, laid out a little picnic like a simile— soft cheese, French bread and wine. I stand nearby … Continue reading

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Our Nocturne

Our Nocturne Like Endymion, I worshipped Selene— my perfect muse— enticing yet unobtainable, and then you landed. Our time together— brief as a shooting star— concludes with this dance— before morning carries us apart. But we’ll still see the same … Continue reading

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Leap

You leapt into my arms knocking me on balance a phantom limb restored  

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