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Words on Walls – That one time my poem became a permanent thing

By on July 10, 2015
Sometimes, when you write things, people will like them enough to nail them to their walls.


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An Exquisite Corpse 30 Days in the Hole

By on May 3, 2014

[Below is a poem I’ve puzzle-pieced together using my single best line/stanza from each and every one of my 30/30 poems composed this year. I like to think of it as a combination of two, popular poetic forms – the…


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MY TOP 6 POEMS OF THE 30/30 POETRY CHALLENGE 2014

By on May 2, 2014

I like lists, and thus, I have decided to number out my top 6 most popular poems that now exist as a result of this year’s 30/30 Poetry Challenge. If you have a different favorite, feel that WordPress’ numbers are just off, or think another poem should’ve gotten more exposure,…


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My Words Would Like to Thank You for Making Them Feel Awesome

By on May 1, 2014

Dearest All,

As of yesterday (the last of April), I have succeeded in completing my self-imposed 30/30 poetry challenge, and thus, I have conquered National Poetry Writing Month 2014! (Muwhahahaha!)

All…


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Day 30 – When Poems Bite Back (For Granny, and Everyone Else I Write About)

By on April 30, 2014

 

I

I always knew this day would come.
I just didn’t think it would be so soon,
or from such an objector.
But I guess no one likes to have their truth
chewed up and spat back at them.

II

My granny called me late last…


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Day 29 – Things Tonika Taught Me

By on April 29, 2014

 

I

The proper way to eat an apple –
hollow out a ring around the center,
then attack the top and bottom remnants.

The true meaning of the phrase
“you’re welcome” – as in
“you’re welcome to hold me like that whenever you need to.”

The magic and…


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Day 28 – No poetry came for me today

By on April 28, 2014

 

No poetry came for me today,
brought no bottom-dollar bail to break the bonds,
left me to rot behind the bars of spreadsheet cells.

She hadn’t shown in form-fitting clothes
as something for me to lust after,
no shifting curves for me to replay…


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Day 27 – America, This Is How I Defend You

By on April 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have talked for a hundred hours
about your politics, economic policies, and people
over my past three months abroad.

I think I have spent more time discussing you
while away from you
than when you were beneath my feet.

I have heard different perspectives
as numerous…

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    • So, last weekend, I had a great excuse to go explore another great American city courtesy of my dear homie Alfred's wedding. (Congrats, Coach, ya got yourself a good one, and glad I was able to celebrate with you, brothaman.) While not lookin' spiffy at the wedding, I got to hang out with the gracious and amazing Austin (who's now officially an award-winning #copywriter, y'all! #SoProud, #VSWuv) and his badass friends, as well as learn that #Chicago is actually really nice when it's not negative degrees outside. 
Enjoy some highlights of my bumbling around the third-largest city in this country (something else I just learned), which included trying three times to get some damn deep dish pizza and happening upon a Japanese cultural fest, a ginormous #PokemonGo gathering, Chance the Rapper, and yes, some snow even though it was June.
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