Category Archives: family

Random White Men (Day 24, 2018)

For a friend. Random White Men You’ve been married twice, her mother complained. You’d think at least one could have been Puerto Rican. The old woman grumbled curses in Spanish while the pale man sat smiling in ignorance on the … Continue reading

Posted in best-laid plans, family, NaPoWriMo, people, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changes (Day 19, 2018)

National Poetry Writing Month moves forward! Changes when David Bowie died I stayed in bed all day flattened by the loss of an artist I rarely listened to (and then only the hits) I found myself filled with regrets as … Continue reading

Posted in family, NaPoWriMo, people, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Pounds (Day 17, 2018)

Julie (from SalonZ) and I are sharing titles again. 3 Pounds she tottered toward him so suddenly that he didn’t notice at first, didn’t look up from his phone until she was right there at his knee burbling some toddler … Continue reading

Posted in family, NaPoWriMo, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kitty Kitty (Day 15, 2018)

Halfway done with NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt asked us to write about a villain who has some redeeming characteristics, while still remaining evil. Kitty Kitty the cat caresses his face with her paw, running the pads through his three-day stubble then … Continue reading

Posted in best-laid plans, family, NaPoWriMo, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Boy Dreams (Day 14, 2018)

The NaPoWriMo prompt for the day involved a dream dictionary. I decided to leave out the dictionary part. The Boy Dreams The boy dreams in gigabytes, bright colors and mashed buttons– a world with no consequences and endless second chances, … Continue reading

Posted in family, NaPoWriMo, people, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Daughter Writes Poems (Day 13, 2018)

It’s Friday the 13th and NaPoWriMo. My Daughter Writes Poems My daughter writes poems much better than mine. If she was mid-twenties, I’d shrug snd say, “Fine,” but, no, I’m unsettled– you see, she’s just nine. My daughter writes poems, … Continue reading

Posted in family, NaPoWriMo, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next Year, in Court (Day 11, 2018)

My friends want to know if my wife is angry about yesterday’s NaPoWriMo poem. Meanwhile, the prompt today is to write a poem about the future. Next Year, in Court My attorney told me not to settle but he hadn’t … Continue reading

Posted in anger, clusterfuck, family, NaPoWriMo, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment