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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

Day 3 – Note for a New Journal

By on May 4, 2017

 

Dear New Journal,

You give me hope
for what you may become
by the time you’re filled and dead.

You make me grateful
for all your brothers
who’ve lain down their lives
for the sake of my prior pens.

You eke out a smile
upon these sad lips every time
I…


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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

Day 2 – Be Still, My Son

By on May 3, 2017

 

 

When the storms surround you,
when the darkness has eaten
every last drop of light –
be still, my son.

Do not let them move you.
Do not allow the unknown
to frighten and spur you.

For there has always been
calm that follows, a ray of hope
that…


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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

Day 1 – White Man Tells “Joke”

By on May 2, 2017

 

John tells me a joke. He thinks
I’ll find it funny. In it, he insults
every body who’s not exactly like him.
Calls it a punchline.

He says it with such confidence,
like he’s always been right.
Like he’s performed this
countless times before
to rooms of receptive…


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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

National Poetry Month 2017 – Now in May! (at Least for Me)

By on May 1, 2017
I'm still writing 30 poems in 30 days, but now in May, because April's already over.


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Creative Writing Poetry

I wanna write a song all the drunk girls’ll sing

By on March 16, 2017

 

something that’ll make them forget

every wolf hunting them from shadows,
the boys pretending to be men
trying to prove to their snickering friends
that this is how you become one

the fact that drinks here cost $12
but are still watered down and made
with liquor that has…


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Creative Writing Poetry

Eleven (for another Katrina anniversary)

By on August 30, 2016
"the gulf's bastard breathes in 11 today / and we’re still trying to wipe away / her flood lines marking our sinking houses"


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Creative Writing I Done Got Published! Performance Poetry Prose Uncategorized

“All These Things I’ve Said” – Listen to My Poems and Stories, Live Now at the Atlanta Fringe Fest Audio!

By on June 2, 2016
An audio smattering of my written work and spoken words performed and recorded around Atlanta, now collected and accepted into the Atlanta Fringe Fest.


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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2016) Creative Writing Poetry Uncategorized

Day 30 – Hurricane K, or Why We Name Storms After People

By on April 30, 2016
"the calm at her core had deceived you, lured you and let you think you were the lure"
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