In January, I will explore the style of the Villanelle. This form of poetry has a lot of rules. I am normally a rule-breaker, so I take up the challenge of pirouetting across this restrictive dance floor with a degree of trepidation. Villanelle # 1 I will call Toast to A New Year. My firstContinue reading “Villanelle # 1”
I believe I can stick with the rhyme pattern. Therefore, I wrote Consuelo in honor of the women who do the dirty jobs for others.
Frogs are the best way to determine the condition of an ecosystem. Therefore, I wrote Big Moth Frog to remind us to take care of our environment.
A Christmas Ghost Story Part 3 could only happen in a place like Tecumseh, Indiana. This addition is the final post in a three-part work of short fiction.
A Christmas Ghost Story could only happen in a place like Tecumseh, Indiana. This addition is part 2 of a three-part work of short fiction.
I can stick with the rhyme pattern. Therefore, I wrote Elf on the Shelf to get into the Christmas spirit for 2020.
I can stick with the rhyme pattern. I wrote Meth Head Marty as a word picture for some of the guys who hang out in the neighborhood.
Therefore, I wrote Scary Larry in honor of the old men who spend afternoon’s sitting at the liar’s table. You know who you are.
I can stick with the rhyme pattern. I wrote Ruler on a Throne as a commentary on how power corrupts.
Invisible is a poem I wrote days after I retired. It expresses the new freedom I found after being unchained from the chair.