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Nevers

For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. Nevers I’ll never know why.That’s not true.I know why you stoppedreplying to my texts. It was something I said.I didn’t set out to fail.I just didn’t listenand said too much. It’s probably for … Continue reading

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The Taste of my Own Medicine

I was able to combine three prompts into one poem. For today’s prompt, write a taste poem. Weekend Writing Prompt #254 — Yodel. NaPoWriMo Day Ten, a love poem. The Taste of my Own Medicine I’ve chewed the bitter pill— … 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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Fraiku from Alnitak

I won’t say “I love you”Love is a shooting starI prefer “Let me help” (Inspired by a line from the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever“.)

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Let’s Pretend

Let’s pretendI’m riding in this skullpulling levers pressing pedalsmaking this body obey my will Let’s pretendyour little pilot is looking outthrough those smokey eyeswindows to your flight deck Let’s pretendminds are distinct from bodiesthat this chemistry felt over drinksis more … Continue reading

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon They stand hip deep in the oceanawaiting the wave’s crescendo It doesn’t care how much they loveeach other— it will wash over them and they will either stand strongor be swept out to sea (For two prompts: LP’s June … Continue reading

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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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