NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018- Day Twenty-Five

Title: Breakout


choose your weapon carefully
your mind is in danger
weapon is a last resort
carefully in last realistic plan
please, danger, last resort, plan escape


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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2018, Poetry

NaPoWriMo 2018 – Day Four


Title: Calendar

It is helpful to compare notes;
I show you mine without delay,
you hand yours over, for me to file.

I track, add impressions;
I analyse, reconciling outcomes;
I chop and choose,
selecting exclusively the data
I know will deliver fundamental conclusions.

It is practical to swap stories
about past performance and present perturbation.
With this information, freedom reigns.




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NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2017, Poetry

NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriMo 2017 Day Eighteen

Run-on Silent Complaints

you’ve been here forever

(nothing has except some particles known to no one hiding under scores of layers of rock with names and classifications those bits of rubble may have been here forever)

they can’t kick you out

(they could if they really wanted to in this corner we have the ones that rushed to get permanent resident forms in fear not so lucky to have overprotective progenitors forking out for private health insurance)

(intersectionally stuck foreign ill female she seems nice don’t make me doubt the differences and similarities between scammed and skanked)

NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2017, Poetry

NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriMo 2017 Day Sixteen


I didn’t turn the page
but I scrolled a mile
before going back to sleep.

The sun shone fiercely
at the earliest hour,
blinded unlike any winter morning.

Too early for the people
to be hunting for chocolate
except the day has been active
for hours – it never switched off.

Dimness awaits
ready to melt into
the hounding light of daytime.

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NaPoWriMo2016, Poetry

Day Thirty #NaPoWriMo 2016

Much Rather
Wearing an orange hat
Overhauling inside and out
          plastic bag
Making a fist
          sweaty palms
Timely arrival at door
          half dressed, van off
Celebrating Merits
          surprise wailing
To own a helium head
          heavy metals
On a beach, somewhere, mostwheres
          microwave wheat bag
Spa massages and all you can eat
          sticky physio
A day not brought to me by the letter F
          name and nature
NaPoWriMo2016, Poetry

Day Twenty-Nine #NaPoWriMo 2016

When was the last time I missed a deadline?
Mortified, terrified, make the panic mine;
been a while since the time I lived on air and moths,
now every day pushes under. Chlorophorm on cloth.
I knew all my rules, capitals and ancient civilisations;
now, I barely recognise myself in this nation;
no vision, no knowledge, just a shepherd’s flock,
bad supposition, miss the mark of a crusty sock.
Should I fly, jump, or sing like a bird?
Whatever saves me from this compulsory herd.
When will I know if I’ll I run, hide or fail?
Will you swap your siren song for my beached whale?
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Day Twenty-Seven #NaPoWriMo 2016

Mechanical idiot to blagger in three hours flat;
dragging scheduled for the next:
(unspecified time, to the nearest unit, TBC);
sourcer of the obcurest desires,
negotiator to the stars and the struck alike,
practitioner of malleable codes of practice;
must confess, three strengths
plus a turnaround weakness.
How much to give away advantage?
Get them to mirror laugh,
not feeling the pull of the string;
ready to eat from the palm of a dirty hand.
Paid silence or admission of guilt.