Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Poet Dies (Day 30, 2016)

Today is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. The Poet Dies At estate sales, life is reduced to  plain brown boxes and black garbage bags, years of impulse buys and unasked-for gifts you can piece together to  find a … Continue reading

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for the kids (Day 29, 2016)

The 29th day of National Poetry Month. for the kids My poems are for the kids, the ones who seem sweet but are really rotten little motherfuckers on the inside, the ones who go to church and say please and thank you and … Continue reading

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Tell a Story Backwards (Day 28, 2016)

Three days of National Poetry Writing Month left. Tell a Story Backwards Start with the happy ending– where the hero kisses his love interest in front of the burning building from which he has rescued her, after eliminating the villain who had … Continue reading

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Hysteria (Day 27, 2016)

Day 27 of National Poetry Writing Month.  Today I’m writing in response to Julie Ayers’ poem of the day, which is an allusion to The Yellow Wallpaper. Hysteria As much as I wish  it were otherwise, my wife is not at all … Continue reading

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I’m with Her (Day 26, 2016)

National Poetry Writing Month will be over soon. I’m with Her Not because our minds are one or because she is overdue and I don’t worry about electability but because each big dream must be built of a hundred million details … Continue reading

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The Current State of Education (Day 25, 2016)

Day 25 of NaPoWriMo. The Current State of Education students ´╗┐test on computers 1200 kids logging on to show the state that learning has occurred in a school built 60 years ago and never properly converted to the technological standards of … Continue reading

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Blister in the Sun (Day 24, 2016)

On this 24th day of National Poetry Writing Month, I’ve have been tasked by Julie Ayers with writing a poem with this specific title. Blister in the Sun He took her to dinner at her favorite restaurant– the hole-in-the-wall sushi joint– and sat … Continue reading

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