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Monday, March 22, 2010

Two Breast Poems

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Easy Out

Author's Note: Today's assignment was to eavesdrop on 10 minutes of a conversation. I kind of cheated. This is my silly effort. (inspired by My Cousin Vinny ) I was to busy to eavesdrop on real people today; my own conversations were short. I unheard no one, even in the mall. In effort to complete... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Tool Poem

All primates, including us, use tools. I use more than my share- my electric wheelchair, wrenches in my backpack, doctors, specialists, to a degree the PCA's I hire, purchase their fingers and strong backs for $12 an hour. I realize no other human being is meant to serve as my personal workhorse, to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 25, 2009

'Tis the Season

Why is the universe unkind still; even on holiest day My injured knee refuses to bow to my will. Creating a villanelle in a few hours is a test of skill. I don’t know if I have the will power this course to stay. Why is the universe unkind still? It occasionally aches with enough pain to kill at... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Present...

Author's: Note: The theme for today was "a gift your received". Poem 5 of 100. My first ever school based aide- the person I would in later life call a PCA- invited mom and me to come to a Christmas era celebration with her husband and trio of daughters. I w-sat six year old behind parked between... Sign in to see full entry.

30 Day poem, Day 4

Ubtiled Thanks to Th e Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses, and Booby Traps on the History Channel for inspiring this poem and providing the quote at the end of it) Collectors ogle tomb based treasures long buried and unearthed for science's sake, Improvised individuals sometimes sell off ancestors'... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Red, Random, and Nom-Rhyming

A uthour's Note; The theme for today was red, Ninety-six to go! Mama digs deep into ground; I watch and hope you don't perish Roll Tide! Potato Color of hair contributed to modern genome by Neanderthals, according to National Geographic Purchased to get back into her graces Hue ranging from moderate... Sign in to see full entry.

A Poem Lost

Author's Note: My third 30 day poem Something Anthony Bourdain says catches ear as poetic. I rewind, even though show plays live, capacity granted by one more bit of modern technology that inhabits house. I'm eager to catch line entirely and transcribe it, correct, into computer screen. Replay... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Author's Note: This is my 3rd 100 poems in 100 days entry, I hope you like it. Grandma My maternal grandmother is the last one standing- two grandfathers and another grandmother have gone too the great light before her She is st strong enough to play bingo several nights a week, clean this house for... Sign in to see full entry.

Portrait of a Housekeeper

Author's Note: This is my 2nd 30 day poem. So far still sane My grandma is just another old woman or so I thought until I interviewed her for a poem about grandparents to fulfill another challenge's challenge. She shares tales of cleaning houses since she 14, there were no child labor laws back... Sign in to see full entry.

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