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 29

Prompt: pet she feigns indifference tail flickering head tilted high shrugs from human touch when they want her attention unless she’s in the mood for a massage she’ll make her needs known weaving between her human’s legs golden eyes gleaming with love her independent aura amuses me such sassy cattitude a true introvert she couldn’t…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 28

Prompt: room/space from your past a windowless white room that’s where the madness starts you lay bound to yourself lonely and petrified the voice over the speakers belongs to the master she sounds exactly like you her mocking whispers are words you’d never say to your friends the master says you have no friends and…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 27

Write a poetic review of something not normally reviewed. tick-tock his mocking voice a relentless reminder in your ear you can only grow older under his controlling spell call him father? I think not more like selfish bastard king of crooks a good father would not take away your beauty your ability to mother a…

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 25

Prompt: present tense, meditation in everyday language “in the unknowing” the heat comes another spring to summer these waves seem long but never last life holds no promises of tomorrow of love of dreams come true we struggle in the unknowing the answers come when we fall when we fail when we seek to find…

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 23

Write about a letter of the alphabet or letters that form a short word. O to the never ending pools promising forever as far as the east is to the west C a magnetic siren call her song stirs the waves bringing me closer closer closer– a dangerous temptation leads to freeing sensation E I…

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 20

Write about a handmade/homemade gift you received. used to believe all handmade gifts were from the heart until once upon a time I barely knew a viper wearing a prince’s skin met up for coffee just once before he decided I was his mouse thoughtful he claimed to be with the meal he cooked up…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 19

Gather objects from around your house and write about them. collectibles sit upon my shelves like the little mermaid’s treasure trove some date back to when I was 3 like the pig in overalls holding spare change I’d saved for so long dreaming of buying something nice like a grand piano for my parents until…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 18

oh, to a saturday soul when morning rain taps the window coffee flavors the air in a lazy medley accompanied by omelets and pancakes drenched in maple syrup the canadian kind not the fructose stuff and the cats purr away weekday woes oh, to summers wild and free sand and sea and the breeze cling…