Category Archives: Poetry

With One Eye Closed

Each day I am tormented when I search the newspaper obituary column and find you unlisted. I am afraid to leave my apartment: you could be everywhere. I check and double-check the six locks bolted to my splitting wooden door. Then, with one eye closed I stealthily peek through my hole in the fraying yellow […]
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Out of Control

A Quadrille for the dVerse Poetry Pub It was my go-to if things got out of control. my ace in the hole. kept it in the back of my mind like an extra 5 bucks just in case. today I finally used it— but changed my mind.   Can’t un-slit my throat.  


It’s Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. The prompt is “Spike.” Spiked like the cherry punch at senior prom, slower than a Mississippi Sunday afternoon; softer than a kitten’s sigh but with a kick like a .475 Magnum — leaving me with the sweetest hangover that won’t let go. That’s how kissing you […]
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This week’s visual prompt at Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry blog is the image below.   Past the shifting facades, behind the dead ends, on the other side of vertigo lies my heart: hermetically sealed by fear of intimacy, by distrust and abandonment. Many have tried to navigate the labyrinth to its end; all had failed. […]
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The Alchemist

It’s Games Night at the dVerse Poets Pub! Tonight, we are  to choose 3 names from the list of computer game names below, and somehow or other wrangle them into a poem.You don’t need to know anything about the game – just let the name inspire you. Minecraft Diablo Blossom Blast Space Invaders Assassin’s Creed […]
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