Napowrimo 2020 Day 7

Prompt: Write a poem based on a news article. in other news on his planet far from mine the rain is made of molten iron and male energy sweat not tears, make no mistake they vaporize by morning forged by the god of war he practices emotional distancing like a sport sharpening his strength and…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 6

Write from the POV of a person/animal/thing from The Garden of Earthly Delights. God named me Unicorn said I was one of a kind sent me into this Garden of Chaos to heal the sick and the blind the humans admire my magic and purity but refuse to change their ways they dance to the…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 5

Prompt: Do all of the following in one poem. Begin the poem with a metaphor. Say something specific but utterly preposterous. Use at least one image for each of the five senses, either in succession or scattered randomly throughout the poem. Use one example of synesthesia (mixing the senses). Use the proper name of a…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 4

Prompt: Write a poem based on an image from a dream. I jump on the train to the coast escaping the turmoil there’s a woman who looks like me I sit next to her and wonder at the mirror between our seats her hat is boho and bold the kind I’d wear if I didn’t…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 3

Prompt: Come up with a list of ten words, then look for rhymes to compile a word bank, and write a poem with those words. a handsome ghost did play her a fool a tragic romance a wild goose dance she played with the fantasies of imagined circumstance conjured in her mind brittle reality broke…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 2

Prompt: Write a poem about a specific place using concrete details. driving up the avenue named Anita, after a holy woman I assume she stretches her arms for a mile north of the 210 the peaks of the foothills press against the autumn blue sky I California curtsy at the familiar stop sign trees stand…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 1

Prompt: Write a self-portrait using an uncommon action as a metaphor for your life. I’ve always been the best at hiding invisibility’s my secret power no one will find me out as long as I make myself smaller my biggest fear is blowing my cover for what if when I show myself my presence is…

Pre Napowrimo

Prompt: Write a poem about your favorite bird. upon the golden shore I watch the sandpiper-inconspicuous and plain she hovers above the water cautious as though she’s afraid to fly too high her tiny peeping voice can barely be heard above the gulls and the waves she and I are kindred spirits I understand her…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 30

Write a minimalist poem. goodbye April moon I wrote when my body broke goodbye April dreams I sketched my soul on paper April says goodbye in tears

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 29

Write a poem of meditation on an emotion you’ve felt powerfully. That dagger was there since I was 6 and I guess I never wanted to bother anyone, so I never asked for help. It didn’t matter anyway. The tip of the blade always sank Deeper when they bombarded me. Loud, laughing voices pulling me…

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…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 25

Write a poem about one of the seasons. Why has he turned on me? I was born into his warm embrace he promised to be my friend as a child, I anticipated his annual visit I sensed his presence when the dandelions danced when the last school bell rang I dressed in my best flip…