Street Cacophony

technicolor lights brilliantly sear the night sky street cacophony threaded cable vines that sway above our concrete jungle This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt at the Skeptic’s Kaddish asks us to reflect on urban landscapes. Thanks to Jaideep for providing this week’s prompt, which is as follows: I don’t often find myself in large cities.Continue reading “Street Cacophony”

January’s Reading List

I thought I might try something new this year and write a bit about what I read each month of 2023. I’m not going to formally review them because that’s not really something I enjoy doing; I’ll just share some cool stuff about them. Sort of like a book talk! Keeping in mind the factContinue reading “January’s Reading List”

winter stillness

nature’s sedative the crisp rime that brines stillness ice that pricks with sound like a deer’s ears to footsteps remnants of tranquility This week has been another frigid one! Driving to work yesterday, I watched the thermometer plummet all the to -26 degrees Fahrenheit before creeping back up to hover around -16 when I arrivedContinue reading “winter stillness”

innominate

intensify steel volume under roaring echoes memories still cradled there buried in the snowdrifts This week’s prompt for Wea’ve Written Weekly was really intriguing! You can check it out in more detail here, but Denise was our Poet of the Week (selected by yours truly for her beautiful poem “Generation Gap”). She wanted us toContinue reading “innominate”

Daydream Believer

my dreams aren’t far from King’s because it still stings when the waitress still brings two separate checks, though we wear matching rings, and I dream of a world not dictated by memes, falling apart at the seams, stripped by ego and greed, but instead one that gleams where love’s kindness is gleaned and spillsContinue reading “Daydream Believer”

Sunrise effervescence

bubbles carry dream’s unending halls and unanswered phone calls into reality’s bedroom walls waking those from scenes with eyes that hawk but minds that baulk nothing gained from dreams unnamed maybe my soul’s untamed dreamed up this test by the one who confessed that too much love in my heart brought the cancer to myContinue reading “Sunrise effervescence”

Glare Ice

shimmering mirage sliding sideways disarray frictionless motion The bad weather continues. Schools are closed today after a salt truck toppled over and other semi-trailers got stuck below a hill that leads into town. Fortunately, I can do all of my work from home until the spring semester begins– it’s mostly prepping course materials, recording videosContinue reading “Glare Ice”

Fruitful

tell me your story again the one your brothers ignored the one that made you curious in spite of others’ scorn place your feet on this ground under nature’s open ears the past deficient not in wealth but in spirit, pooling tears into cupped hands, upended now and replaced with graced years fill your basketContinue reading “Fruitful”

Edge of Momentum

Behold the faded edges of day: the spinning light that lasts when shimmers shade to gray. Fireworks burst today: afterimage of the past, behold the faded edges of day pressed into eyes to stay like my footprints into grass when shimmers shade to gray. At the rounding of spring’s rays, we’ll capture sunsets in theContinue reading “Edge of Momentum”

Better Goals

dawn of a new year cirrus clouds part orange sky ripple reflection drifting aimless overhead waves’ perpetual motion I sincerely have good intentions of creating strong New Year’s resolutions for 2023. Every year, I say this, and every year I have a different idea to try to make this work out perfectly. Last year, IContinue reading “Better Goals”