NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Sixteen

Title: Trapdoor


this round room has ten doors,
in front of each door, a sliding floor
if it traps you, you will fall
down through a hole made to measure
into a cell made out of what’s good and bad
depending on what tripped you up
you will learn a lesson backwards
erasing knowledge from before
clarity is unpunctual, wavering
be glad that’s the exit you chose



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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2017, Poetry

NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriMo 2017 Day Twenty-Six (and a short note)

(I know we are in May. I will complete this challenge before September. Challenger is a harsh word. Why be mean to an activity that has warmed up my poetic left-overs?)


She gets told where to go,
arrives at destinations previously undisclosed,
grateful for both innate and learnt dynamism,
she ducks at the punches and rolls
away from location with one of many rewards.

Knowledge alone isn’t power:
almost the first rule and without a doubt
the biggest mistake to make,
bringing us to quite the trade secret:
early on, most will stray away from
context or intuition.

She cracked the code, worked out the puzzles;
laughed at the now obvious simplicity
of formulae, always respecting
the treachery of hind-sight.

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