Thursday, January 24, 2013

prompts and links and stuff?

do you know any really good prompt sites?
it's too bad we've lost Poetry Instigator and some of the other really cool things I link to over there on the right.

what do you think your poetry is for? where does it come from? where does it go?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Banter is what two roosters do when there's nothing to do but watch the weather.
The bond of shared responsibility momentarily blocks the instinct to fight as clouds roll in and the world asserts its changeability.
Change is the death of roosters.
Earth, water, air, duty. The rooster looks skyward and clucks to himself, feeling that this is the quietest he's ever been.

Three Word Wednesday
written in Grandview

Thursday, August 23, 2012

a thing i've been doing on my computer:
  1. open a random picture
  2. open one of those magnetic poetry applications 
  3. make weird art

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"A haze hangs over the city," she tries.

She tries: "A lenient master is a cruel master."

"Heavy hangs the head that wears the crown."

"I bet he's lonely in that big house."

She tries breathing.

She tries: "I'm strugging for independence."

She tries: "Posting this to Facebook shows courage. Not to post it shows cowardice."

"No one listens to me."

"No one listens anyway."

She tries smoothing the fur of a buffalo rug.
She tries feeling guilty.

"I just don't see it ever coming right," she tries.

"I need a god," she tries.

She tries praying.

She tries spooning coconut milk over her lips.
She tries playing games.
She tries cycling downhill, tries not to brake.

"I should have--"

She tries: "I must discover the meaning of 'will'."

She tries: "That cat is dying."

She tries dying.

"Only necessary things," she tries.

"I opened my eyes and it was still morning."

"Maybe it's all true."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


A Go board
A black and white photograph
Two cats, not necessarily
black or white
My little way of thinking
or not thinking
A sketch I'm doing to avoid thinking
The future, not necessarily
of staying or going
and yet one must decide sometime

Easy Street Prompt # 29

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Glad You Asked.

Go Club Of Greater Central Lincoln -- Cheerleader
Wildsource Pizza Club -- Dustman
Murky Basement Fanciers Of The Great Plains -- Webmaster-in-training
Allies For The Investigation Of Suspicious Colonic Spasms -- Grant Writer
Impossible Body Temperature -- Founding Complaint
Lapsed Meditators Anonymous -- Member In Good Standing
We Believe In Love (WBIL) -- Lesser Evangelist, zero conversions
MMPRPG Wives And Widows -- Correspondence Clerk
The Vast HeadChurch Of Laurie Anderson -- Neophyte

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm Coming Back

I've been addressing my fears
one by one

I've been making step by step diagrams
in my head
of how I'd kill an animal I meant to eat
or an animal that meant to eat me

So, naturally, the internet
is okay now