Category Archives: despair

A Deer Loses the Will to Live (Day 23, 2017)

Today is the 23rd day of National Poetry Writing Month. A Deer Loses the Will to Live Perhaps the rest of the herd hated him talked behind his tail blamed him for the tick outbreak Maybe the does refused to rut … 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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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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We Deserve It (Day 7, 2016)

We are already one week into National Poetry Writing Month! We Deserve It The newspaper says a newly-discovered planet could destroy Earth   within the next month, asteroids slamming into our surface before Memorial Day. Have you said goodbye? Have you called … Continue reading

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$2 Gas (Day 2, 2016)

It’s the second day of National Poetry Writing Month, which is a lot of damn fun.  Do it! $2 Gas Gas is less than two dollars a gallon but  the cost of food is climbing and your father still owes 35k … Continue reading

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The Boy Builds Bridges (Day 1, 2016)

This is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month. I–and many others–will be writing a poem a day for the month of April.  Join me, won’t you? The Boy Builds Bridges The boy builds bridges jostling and juxtaposing toy tracks … Continue reading

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