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The Fog is So Thick (a Tanka)

The fog sits so thick
Visibility is nil
Its claustrophobic
Never despair; things will change
Strong winds blow the fog away


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What We Know Sonnet

Possessing not the insight found in time,
that wraps a journey unaware, and claps
inaudibly in cadence, fractal rhymes.
We yawp, express this life in tattered scraps… 76 more words

Truth (a Tanka)

Opinions vary
Our points of view are unique
Question everything
Truth can never be untrue
Alternate facts are just lies.



In a Gale of Wind

Oh Rosie, run beyond the slope
before my blood runs cold!
I feel that clammy, wraithlike rope
assert its faithful hold!

Her feet fly faster than a hare… 18 more words

Creative Writing

Angelic (a Tanka)

Angelic and pure
A direct current to God
Divine by nature
But don’t ever forget that
The Devil was an angel.


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Two Poems in The Centrifugal Eye Anniversary Issue

The tenth Anniversary, and for now also the final, issue of The Centrifugal Eye is live with two of my poems. Themed “A Celebration of Poets,” all poems are written in the manner of or in tribute to other poets. 48 more words


The Artist (a Tanka)

Practicing his craft
Honing his skills over time
Seeking perfection
Rising to the occasion
Each day better than the last.


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