January 2023 Writing

My Buzzing Vagina

shocks my nipples erect rhythmic pains pull and release pull and release marionette strings shake metronome stops mid-beat   (hare)y insect births its way out of my silenced womb releases the elf man I’ve held captive strings hold them tight   mosaic pillow...

Unshriven

Opium nights in a broken mansion like tokens of despair, gray moss hangs off the pin oak, shuddering in shadowed air, I’m there. The shimmered moon spirals through the human universe. Night of watered air, gardenia perfumed, stars fuzz in the blue-black sky. I sit on...

Bloodsongs

American Anger For dinner they served burning midnight, cavesongs. The general stoked our tumors. We touched stillborns, strangled dresses. We sang lullabies to x-rays. The coroner’s daughter showed us the wired dark, gold mines, nightingales. The Coroner’s Daughter...

song of the river cane

may these bones dressed in danceless flesh finally settle into that good earth let me shed self-imposed shackles & strut —how that eternal dance floor gets more crowded every day see me solo waltzing, at long last, to a song i didn’t know i knew so crass it...

Incognito

This month, I tried to use as many elements as possible from the prompts, including starting with one of the first sentence ideas.            They say sickness comes from my back teeth holding mud in its trenches. Really it comes from golf balls clogging up my open...

Waiting in the ER

At noon I’m on my way to the ER. The scrape on my forearm keeps bleeding. Plavex! Blood thinner. I’m a heart patient. After waiting for two hours, a nurse takes me through a glass wall’s locked door into an inner sanctum, partly visible from the main waiting room....

Lemon Tree

You had your eye on someone else but end up leaving with Dani just before last call. Her faded brick duplex is only a couple of blocks away. You walk beneath snow falling like it’s the end of the world. Inside, Dani dumps her keys in an empty candy bowl near the...

Scenic View

Scenic View You pull over, out here, middle of nowhere, and your sudden kiss feels like a trespass and treason, yet noncommittal, like a suicide that doesn’t really want to die. Outside the window, tourists gawk at the view, the height, the mountain’s maw, while a...

Minor Second

Hi everyone! I appreciate your eyes and insight. I think the idea is there... I am not so sure about the ending. Looking forward to meeting you all and reading your work! Amy Minor Second  Dm7 Bridget hated jazz. So it was just her luck that the new restaurant...

My Buzzing Vagina

shocks my nipples erect rhythmic pains pull and release pull and release marionette strings shake metronome stops mid-beat   (hare)y insect births its way out of my silenced womb releases the elf man I’ve held captive strings hold them tight   mosaic pillow...

Unshriven

Opium nights in a broken mansion like tokens of despair, gray moss hangs off the pin oak, shuddering in shadowed air, I’m there. The shimmered moon spirals through the human universe. Night of watered air, gardenia perfumed, stars fuzz in the blue-black sky. I sit on...

Bloodsongs

American Anger For dinner they served burning midnight, cavesongs. The general stoked our tumors. We touched stillborns, strangled dresses. We sang lullabies to x-rays. The coroner’s daughter showed us the wired dark, gold mines, nightingales. The Coroner’s Daughter...

song of the river cane

may these bones dressed in danceless flesh finally settle into that good earth let me shed self-imposed shackles & strut —how that eternal dance floor gets more crowded every day see me solo waltzing, at long last, to a song i didn’t know i knew so crass it...

Incognito

This month, I tried to use as many elements as possible from the prompts, including starting with one of the first sentence ideas.            They say sickness comes from my back teeth holding mud in its trenches. Really it comes from golf balls clogging up my open...

Prisms of Evolution and History (c 1959)

(Last month, Robert challenged me to write in all dialog, so I did - without character attribution. This month I’m replicating with minimal staging....)   - (Mother, seriously): “If you don’t go to school David, your father and I could go to jail.” - (David,...

Waiting in the ER

At noon I’m on my way to the ER. The scrape on my forearm keeps bleeding. Plavex! Blood thinner. I’m a heart patient. After waiting for two hours, a nurse takes me through a glass wall’s locked door into an inner sanctum, partly visible from the main waiting room....

Lemon Tree

You had your eye on someone else but end up leaving with Dani just before last call. Her faded brick duplex is only a couple of blocks away. You walk beneath snow falling like it’s the end of the world. Inside, Dani dumps her keys in an empty candy bowl near the...

Scenic View

Scenic View You pull over, out here, middle of nowhere, and your sudden kiss feels like a trespass and treason, yet noncommittal, like a suicide that doesn’t really want to die. Outside the window, tourists gawk at the view, the height, the mountain’s maw, while a...

Minor Second

Hi everyone! I appreciate your eyes and insight. I think the idea is there... I am not so sure about the ending. Looking forward to meeting you all and reading your work! Amy Minor Second  Dm7 Bridget hated jazz. So it was just her luck that the new restaurant...

Pin It on Pinterest