Have you been following my Twitter feed? I frequently write micropoetry in response to various Twitter prompts, or in response to current events, politics, nature’s madness and/or my screwed up life.
Don’t follow my Twitter feed? No matter, I’ve collected the juicy bits of poetry and added them to my “Poetry Collections” page.
Today, I added my fall/winter collection, entitled Staring into the Polar Vortex. You can read or download it as a .pdf file for free. Click the link below, or visit my Poetry Collections page for more juicy goodness.
Of course, all work is copyrighted. Stealing it would be futile, anyway. I would be amazed if it generated any income whatsoever 🙂
Collected Twitter Verse, Vol. VIII: Staring into the Polar Vortex
squirrel’s winter dwelling
under the eaves, he’s hidden
until I walk by
he catches my eye and asks
“Why are you folks in my house?”
Object lesson: Surface beauty may be temporary, washed away with time.
kelp, twisted on sand
laced with the blood of the sea
tendrils grab her feet
pulling her toward riptide
reclaiming a fallen mermaid
This was inspired in part by a recent writing prompt on Twitter (#orjay), provided by @RJ_kumarkumar. The prompt is the title of the poem.
The poem was also inspired by recurrent, pain-induced insomnia, and the question, “What the #*%$ can I listen to, read, pray, meditate, work on, ingest, or just DO, in order to get a little sleep?”
This was one answer.
salt water rushing over bare legs
familiar coastal sounds a lullaby
would wake me too soon
not overwrought or over-thought
more humane than us wretched humans
not love but loving