Category Archives: Poetry

Laundry

I slept on the washing machine soothing rhythms and water music quiet chaotic thoughts so I can dream a new world catalog baby talk into words classify objects into tools lay these strange experiences into a foundation for a young … Continue reading

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Ignore GPS

You will be my navigator, though you can’t read an old fashioned map and your sense of direction is somewhat skewed. Let’s get lost together. Ride the back roads, turn left on a whim, buy lunch at a farm stand, … Continue reading

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Peace and Ten Pounds

Happy New Year, dear readers. I’ve gotten in the habit of leaving work early on the last Wednesday of each month and visiting the Charles House Center for Community Eldercare. While I’m there, I read poetry and talk about both … Continue reading

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Hope

(In response to this week’s Living Poetry Prompt.) I play the lottery for those hours or days between buying the ticket and learning the results. Before the ping pong balls are set a spinning I am a potential winner, deciding … Continue reading

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America Lost

Like a chicken with its head cut off, we keep running around like it matters. It’s time to lie down, close the casket, try not to pinch our fingers. Regardless of which corporations made the axe or which politicians wielded … Continue reading

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Common Sense

This morning’s Living Poetry Monday Poetry Prompt was to write a “common sense” poem. Here’s what I produced. Common Sense We assume rational actors take the political stage after a thorough vetting by the American media and our registered voters … Continue reading

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VR Skeeball

VR Skeeball The ball feels real, the heft in my hand, minor imperfections in the texture beneath my fingertips. The clinks and clanks of the machinery sound authentic. These hi-def graphics are phenomenal. I can even see waves in the … Continue reading

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Who needs a driver?

A couple of weeks ago, Living Poetry, represented by myself, Tara Lynne Groth and Anna Weaver, attended another Science Cafe at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This one was all about the artificial intelligence needed for self-driving cars. They … Continue reading

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Television

This morning’s Living Poetry Prompt was “television”. Here’s what I wrote. Boob Tube Why do they call it the boob tube? Besides the obvious rhyming pair there aren’t any naked boobs at all. There’s plenty of jiggle in bikinis or … Continue reading

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Silent Screams

Look at what arrived in the mail recently, my author’s copy of Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction & Recovery. I am honored that University Professors Press editors Nathaniel Granger, Jr. and Louis Hoffman chose to include my poem Milkshakes … Continue reading

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