Sunday, November 30, 2014

Repeating History

A 2014 World AIDS Day Poem, written after the Salem, Massachusetts World AIDS Day Event on November 30.

Plague continues.
Many ignore the mounting
corpses and those lost. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Some Truth

From a Facebook comment by Shari Lynne Denton

think people
just don't realize
our dispositions are sometimes
the result of what we've survived.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Only A Writer Could Relate

A found poem

Source: Chris Baty's Twitter Feed on 11/28/14

wrote an emotional scene
where my 13-year-old protagonist
 gives some heartfelt
life advice to a pair
of sentient lichens.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gratitude for

Remembering to breathe
Early dismissal
Long weekends
Late mornings
Buses that run on holidays
Restaurants open on Thanksgiving
Eating well cooked lamb
Pleasant wait staff
Technology that makes this transplant feel less faraway

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Intellect Prevails

This article inspired me to write this haiku.

bias condemned today in
England… I rejoice!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


This alarming article inspired this haiku.

Choosing between books
and food leaves many scholars
requiring food aid.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ferguson Haiku

White cop kills brown boy.
Gets acquitted. Some wonder
why we are marching.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This is My Town, part two

Place to crash while
Earnestly scouring
Apartment listings
Because hotel living is getting
Older by the
Day and I
Yearn for an oven and to hang my art on the wall.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This is My Town, part one

Superior bus service
Amazing restaurants with
Lots in rollable distance.
Eager to
Make new friends.