Wonderful, Marvelous

Ah, prompts. Such wonderful tools for poets. This one happens to be editor Robert Lee Brewer's kickoff  prompt for Writer’s Digest November PAD (poem a day)  for 2018: For today’s [November 1] prompt, write a glorious poem. Often, I like to pull up definitions to understand the possibilities of a word prompt. In this case, it’s … Continue reading Wonderful, Marvelous

Barefoot

On the way home, about two miles from my house, a church’s fall festival swarmed with people. Pumpkins and food trucks were strewn over its grounds. Cars laced in long queues up to and through the traffic light, overflowing the intersection. A barefoot young couple, the street’s sole pedestrians, idly strolled hand-in-hand through the commotion. … Continue reading Barefoot

For All We Know

Stories, stories everywhere. Especially here.     This   Everything catches my eye: spent blossoms of blue plumbago in a small tidy heap vivid beneath grass-green leaves and its whip-like stems a man, stopped mid-stride on a sidewalk, debating with air the time and its demons, ragged clothing aflap on his livewire frame Nostalgic for … Continue reading For All We Know