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


dVerse prompt to write a poem of dissonance

Word Dissonance

Come Into the Garden


into the garden

at dawn


dew dries

from the dragonfly


as the sun


through cedars

to glow

on the rippled

waters of pond


with trowel and seed


to last all day

pluck a weed

don’t forget

to feed

hungry peonies


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


sobering up

one step at a time

walk the beach

under a full moon

no one is around

• • • • • • • • • •


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


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

Beer Party Night

A Strange Wild Song

A strange wild song


the voice of the lobster

the walrus and the carpenter

the three voices

a strange wild song


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