magical madness

I scribble my brain on paper crumpled ugly mess that I struggle to form into something I might understand maybe one day it will become beautiful there’s magic in this madness but it takes a lot of belief to hold onto the magic when the madness drives you to tears and threatens to destroy your…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 30

Prompt: Something that returns our bad habits are like the sea we send them out determined to be free but the tide either circles back or becomes reincarnated as rain seeping into our skin the drugs cycle us back to those lies when we believed we were free once more we’re trapped in the rush…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 26

Fill out an Almanac Questionnaire, and use the answers as the basis for this poem. the fox grins beguiling lover under this half moon can’t see the dark side the shadows never cease to intrigue me this is a conspiracy i tell myself his kingdom runs on exported hearts like mine soul healers attracted to…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 24

Write about fruit. your fragrance is a summer orchard peaches ripe with golden temptation I long for your scent to tangle with my skin how gentle your caress upon my lips your flesh tender and sweet sacred nectar bathes my tongue in delicious desire let me be drunk on this forbidden fruit and never wake…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 22

Use an idiom from another language/culture as the jumping point for a poem. a dog bitten by a snake is afraid of sausages doesn’t mean the dog stopped craving meat fool me once, shame on you fool me twice, shame on me like shame is a hot potato no one wants to be caught holding…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 16

Write a poem with over the top compliments for someone. my favorite book heroes are not the prince Charmings I prefer the Beast scarred and hideous Jane described Rochester as ugly but she loved him anyway for his strangeness the mysteries he kept locked away in his pining soul even when it almost broke her…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 15

Write a poem inspired by your favorite music/using music. dancing to Clair de Lune I dreamed of you choirs sing church bells ring waltzing in spring Debussy and Chopin mastered my childhood I loved them but I spent hours at the piano perfecting perfectionism a lesson my teacher made sure I’d never forget nightmares basked…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 14

Write a poem that deals with poets, poems, people who inspired you to write poems, who you strive to be like, or who you strive NOT to be like. I. I’ve always formed an instant bond with eccentric people the ones scorned for being weird by a society focused on coloring between the lines but…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 13

Write a non-apology for things you’ve stolen. we were still strangers my dear it was my words not I that grabbed your keys I already told you I was a cat lover fickle with her affections my wide-eyed innocence led you to believe you were safe in your safe made you easy to read like…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 12

Write a triolet. The first line is repeated in the fourth and seventh lines; the second line is repeated in the final line; and only the first two end-words are used to complete the rhyme. your warmth did vanish with the morning light I’m left to wake in a cold, lonely bed knowing your charm…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 11

in this modern garden I wander go find your red rose, they said turn left, turn right, it’s as simple as that but this rose hasn’t grown in years I once stumbled through a bed of yellow chrysanthemum then wasted time smelling gardenias enchanted by fake perfume the carnations soon showed their true stripes I…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 26

Write a poem that repeats. I cried on that long drive when I couldn’t forget him thought I was the only one broken from unrequited love but her voice came on the radio I cried on that long drive when she helped me forget him and I knew I wasn’t the only one I cried…