friendship: holding hands family we’ve built sharing our toughest stories together long-lost: miles apart friends we’ve forgotten cherish time we’re allotted distance This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt is from Sadje, who asks us to write an elfchen poem, with the added challenge of writing a second elfchen poem that opposes the first. The structureContinue reading “Companions”

Lilium lancifolium

vibrant and speckled trench lily in the wild burst forth with sweet scent seek attention and flourish confident and merciful This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt is from Brandon, who asks us to do the following: The tiger lily is my favorite flower, and the tanka is my favorite form, so here we have it!Continue reading “Lilium lancifolium”

Memory Book

kept quiet, curiously, captured keepsakes penned in calendars, caught treasures hum calming melody, cautiously curating memories, amid muffled composition: our concordant calming chorus The Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt this week is from David himself over at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. He asks poets to do the following: It’s one of those weeks where I’m still playingContinue reading “Memory Book”


Well, that escalated quickly. I intended to write more innocently about the river flooding happening near our home, but this definitely turned into something more. I composed this Symetrelle poem for the We’ave Written Weekly prompt at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week’s prompt is from Jane, who asks us to do the following: I believeContinue reading “Floodwaters”

Morning Mourning

Dawn greets the moon in mourning as her stubborn beauty fades again. This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt comes from Aishwarya and is as follows: I enjoy reading limericks, though I haven’t written many of them. I’ve never written an American Sentence before, so I thought I’d give it a try for the prompt. IContinue reading “Morning Mourning”

Lighthouse Keeper’s Song

under the echoes of birdsong, the waves serenade the rocks meeting together, crashing gong, sky and water: earth’s paradox the waves serenade the rocks from the cliffs of this lonely isle sky and water: earth’s paradox will you stay here with me for a while? from the cliffs of this lonely isle, we surrender allContinue reading “Lighthouse Keeper’s Song”

Ode to Winter Sniffles

Patterned square of softest cloth, trimmed in lace with shimmering red and amber spirals gently wroth with sewing machine-care, I dread to leave your side. I need to sing you my worries in off-key tune, to trace the glittered bling as we share a dance beneath the moon. Your thin fabric, the luminescent eye intoContinue reading “Ode to Winter Sniffles”

Caffeine Courier

From my mahogany home, I watch you type, dragging words through sinuous steam. You cradle caffeine close, your keyboard closer, taking care not to spill– indulgence lets the world still. The Wea’ve Written Weekly challenge this week is from our host David at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. He asks us to do the following: Any ofContinue reading “Caffeine Courier”

A Cure for Worries

Selma leads this week’s prompt for Wea’ve Written Weekly at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. Here are the rules she’s put forth, and my prose poem follows below. Rules New Cure for Worry! In breaking news, we’ve found the aid! Not a pill or a silly band-aid! A real miracle elixir to transport the mind to aContinue reading “A Cure for Worries”

Weighted Paths

Yesterdays coat my boots their pathways overflowing their messages grayed out now under futures still unknowing we’ve taken what’s best ~and we’re weightless as our footsteps~ pressing forward into darkness indecision spikes like pebbles underfoot, but we’ll float home with stars in our eyes and daydreams in our pockets This week’s Wea’ve Written Weekly promptContinue reading “Weighted Paths”