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Show Them the Greats! (Day 29, 2018)

Tomorrow is the last poem I’m writing for a while… Show Them the Greats! A poetry anthology for teens got a one star Amazon review from a man claiming that all the poems were from contemporary poets of little fame … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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No One Will Read This (Day 7, 2018)

Another day of NaPoWriMo, another prompt I’m skipping. No One Will Read This The suit was always red but fresh blood dries forming rust-brown blotches, turning the fleece crunchy-hard, matting the once-white fur cuffs. Chimney soot never stuck but no … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno knew (Day 6, 2018)

Again, I’m ignoring the National Poetry Writing Month prompt. Joe Paterno knew a lot about football and self-mythologizing and building a man’s character and that his good friend Jerry had been touching young boys for thirty years and bringing those … Continue reading

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home (Day 4, 2018)

Todays’s NaPoWriMo prompt asks us to write about an abstract idea using concrete nouns. I’m not entirely sure what that means, but here goes… home a purring cat on a worn-out pillow, a snoring dog on the red shag rug, … Continue reading

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