Spoken Word Poetry / “Reasons” by Sabrina Benaim @badass_sab

In case you hadn’t noticed, ‘Spoken Word Wednesday’ is now ‘Spoken Word Thursday’. I have my reasons…..  😉 I recently discovered (and yes, I realize that I;m probably late to the game!) a great poet named Sabrina Benaim, This piece is called “Reasons” and I love it. I love both the content and the delivery,…

Friday Poetry: “Cereal box decoder ring”

Your pink pillow now missing had been inside an invisible box with a Crayola note on the back of a love letter treasure map saying something about ‘in case of emergency’ So I go to my drawer and find my cereal box secret decoder ring to decode your internal scars And for external scars I…

Spoken Word Wednesday: “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by @Kevin_Kantor

This week on Spoken Word Wednesday I’d like to share “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” by Kevin Kantor. This is both funny and poignant and discusses feelings and emotions (and yes, they are two different things, Mom) that we have all experienced and perhaps tried to avoid (or not…) in the foundational stages of a relationship. “…you covered…

Poetry / “Kingsfoil”

Kingsfoil You sing me morning dove lullabies on a Kingsfoil night after spending the day with my hand in your back pocket watching your Ferris Wheel halo and cotton candy smile and thinking that our love is as fragile as a shopping center carnival goldfish or as angry as a South Pacific coconut land crab…

A new poem: “Diner placemat love note”

Diner placemat love note   I have become a front porch Bell jar wino looking for yesterday but all I want is to be a back alley junkie freebasing glimpses of tomorrow and on each day of your absence I’ve received a morphine drip of your perceived value while fearing the dark and squinting to…

10 second love story: “Bullet proof sandwich board love note”

Bullet proof sandwich board love note Long ago and far away I discovered chiseled hieroglyphics on cave walls by torchlight that foretold the story of how we would meet Then I drew our future with chalk on your sidewalk so vividly that it was erased by your father’s hose before April showers could wash it…

10 second love story / “The intended length of ever after”

This poem was my entry in the 2014 Iron Writer Championship, in which I took second place: “The intended length of ever after” Finding a way to keep alive the allusion of your illusion is more difficult than finding a desert island treasure map X And if I thought I could see you again just…