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 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 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…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 9

Write a concrete poem. Lines and words take a shape that reflects the theme. time separated us farther than the sky lives above the sea but in the moment we kissed at the horizon we were lovers in every existence we had ever lived still it was impossible to stop the shifting sands of our…

ethereal princess of midnight

in the moonlit forest she daydreams of distant lands and mystical seas clothed in a halo of shimmering gold spinning stories that must be told. he sees her waltzing, alone and free enchanted by her ethereal beauty and fairy eyes of mysterious midnight her innocence beckons, her untamed spirit incites watching in wonder, he approaches…

Poeming out my feelings

Written in early July July poem #1 I’m staring at a mountain I dare not climb I’ve attempted it before Explored cavernous hearts that were not mine Only to slip and chip my soul I’m standing over the water too afraid to leap For a moment of freefalling bliss In the sea this cracked heart…

The Contract

The fragrance of freshly brewed coffee and pastries wafted in the air. The shop was packed, but he was easily identifiable by his red plaid scarf. I slid in the seat across from him, and though we’d never met, he smiled at me easily, as though we’d been friends our entire lives. His outward appearance…

Book Review: The Unattainable Dream of Normal by Katie Kaleski

Overall Rating: 4/5 One Sentence Sum-Up: At summer camp, a guy with Tourette’s Syndrome meets a girl who had an eating disorder, and they fall in love. Plot and Style: I loved that this story was filled with real-life problems. The writing style, though simple, felt authentic and down to earth, like a conversation with normal…