Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Always Right

the sheets,
tuck them in
just right.

Not a wrinkle
to be seen--
feet covered,
blanket tight.

A bitter
(sweet) ritual
you go over
each night

          (again and again and again)

that I know
to follow,
or lightning
might strike.


Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: Lightning
3WW: bitter, manipulate, tight
Poetic Asides PAD, Day 20: Always ___ (as title)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Syrofoam Cup

limited: caffeine intake
from this Styrofoam cup
where the last gulp is my second
and the first a wake-up

call, aggressive
when you're down all night
trying to get comfortable
in that cold bed of white

noise, I'm a fetus
trying to stay warm
with heightened awareness
each move an alarm

clock, sleep's a dream
weak coffee, last hope
as sterile as this room
a Styrofoam cup

Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam- The Last
PU Verse First- The Ordinary
3WW- aggressive, heighten, limited

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Nurse

Desert of Backs by Carl Warner

amplify your moan,
a sigh
you criticize
how I
make you sit up in bed
and try to stand,
you push your limits
while you can
(I know you can)
move back
to where you were
Poetic Inspiration~
3WW- amplify, criticize, moan
PU Verse First- The Body Becomes the Landscape