Word Dissonance

I search the day for pretty words

turrets of rain pummel them into the garden

where they remain until rot comes

maggots eat into their bouma

maggot grows fat from majuscules

creep over minuscules

chomp ascenders and descenders

lying there

in the riddled corpse of a word

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dVerse prompt to write a poem of dissonance

Word Dissonance

Come Into the Garden

Come

into the garden

at dawn

before

dew dries

from the dragonfly

Come

as the sun

filters

through cedars

to glow

on the rippled

waters of pond

Come

with trowel and seed

energy

to last all day

pluck a weed

don’t forget

to feed

hungry peonies

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NaPoWriMo Day 19 prompt to write a command poem. This is my garden commanding me to get to work.

Come Into the Garden

Beer Party Night

you are drunk

and I’m intoxicated

no one is around

showing us the way home

from You Are Drunk by Rumi

• • • • • • • • • •

after midnight

party could go til dawn

music too loud

bags of chips empty

clutter of can and bottle

left in hallways

people still standing

and laughing in doorways

lost your balance

you are drunk

• • • • • • • • • •

find another beer

one of those hoppy ones

from a craft brewery

keg is gone

more alcohol needed

have to pee

don’t throw up

or fall down the stairs

it is almost morning

and I’m intoxicated

• • • • • • • • • •

all the lights are out

couples making out

sound of the surf on rocks

some skinny dipping

bonfire

sobering up

one step at a time

walk the beach

under a full moon

no one is around

• • • • • • • • • •

together

we wait for sunrise

feel the tide recede

taking the night away

it moves the sand

around our legs

our backs and

off in the distance

a lighthouse beacon

showing us the way home

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NaPoWriMo Day 3 prompt to write in a Spanish form called glosa

Beer Party Night

A Strange Wild Song

A strange wild song

echoes

the voice of the lobster

the walrus and the carpenter

the three voices

a strange wild song

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dVerse prompt to take poem titles of Lewis Carroll and create a new poem. Each line here is from a title. I think I will write more about this wild song of the lobster, the walrus and the carpenter, maybe tonight.

A Strange Wild Song