Micropoem 26

Poetry

(Car)

Road

Gravel

Sweat

Dirt

(Bones: food/victim/punishment)

Swamp Sludge Mountain Crust River Fingers Reaching

Down

Down

Down

Lava

Up

Up

Up

Reaching Fingers River Crust Mountain Swamp Sludge

You Are Here

(Bones: punishment/victim/food)

Dirt

Sweat

Gravel

Road

(Car)

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Note: Didn’t get around to writing a micropoem for yesterday (gasp!) because I was driving all day to go see Mr. J (hooray!) I drafted this poem in my head while I was driving. For those of you not familiar with my work, I write weird poems about roads and roadkill. Long car rides across state lines are always inspiring.

Note x2: It’s a little longer than a “traditional” micropoem.

Micropoem 22

Poetry

snapdragon kiss

spring returns

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Note: I loved planting snapdragons and daffodils with my mom when I was a kid. Now I leave all the gardening to her because I kill every plant I touch now. (Except for that one bougainvillea that might be a mutant or an alien.)

Note x2: getting these poems out later than I wanted to this week because I am finishing up my draft of Moon Shine! Next month it gets edited and then released in May. I can’t believe I’m still on schedule.