Feb 21 B (Day 1)

Sam Less

Sam sammed his way through life, samming out of a loving relationship with his dad, samming his studies in school hard, his teachers urging him to sam less for the sake his education, for the sake of others’ concentration levels, but samming was all he knew, samming...

Heart Failure

My apologies if this posts twice. My internet signal isn't reliable right now. This is an experiment I put away a while ago but Sara's lesson on language reminded me about it. I have a folder of code authored by my husband, John Buhrmann. He gave it to me for the...

Heartbeat

This is something I started a while back: using code authored by my then-lover, John who I eventually married. It's still in a state of experimentation because it's highly limiting. I'm thinking about inserting prose. what's missing is the wonderful color that's...

That night

That night, do you remember that night? The three of us in your car singing Me and Bobby McGee loud and true and mostly on key. Our voices scraped raw by hours of karaoke and having to shout to be heard in the smoky car – remember when you could still smoke in bars?...

Leaving Hell Behind

Mother died today. Age took her. Rage took her. Toenails still unclipped. Hair in knots. Slurred speech, gone. A devil’s face. Cold to touch. Dusty bedside water. Threadbare cotton pillowcase. Air still sooty. Move the body. Featherweight as deadweight. Makes a thud....

14th Street Sonnet

I was performing in the 14th Street subway station. There were hip-hoppers and pickpockets and poetry slammers and holiday santas. Some toss juggler hit me in the head with a bowling pin. I watched break dancers spin themselves into oblivion. You fell out of the sky...

Request Denied

Sunshine stood shin-high in muddy water outside the gates of the Canadian Consulate of Dhakka. Without passport, wallet, keys, money, shoes, shirt, only his shorts and hope hid his shame. The muggers had been waiting and watching. They knew his name and door. They...

Elizabet

Elizabet Days on the beach under a tin sky, sand ripples on the tidal flats. Your mum doesn't take any phone calls, your mum grabs your hand, keeps pushing you. It's a strange holiday, cockles are popping up from the ground. The mist that began to turn white. The...

Word Order

Disillusion (v.) "to free or be freed from illusion," 1855, from a noun disillusion meaning "act of freeing from illusion" (Per the website https://www.etymonline.com/ )     After I got the obscure audio editing plug-in Torrential, I’ve found several words...

Paleography

Disillusioned:  "to free or be freed from illusion," 1855, from a noun disillusion meaning "act of freeing from illusion" (1814); see dis- + illusion.  (Per the online website https://www.etymonline.com/ )   **   After getting the audio editor plug-in...

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