Poem: Lazy Toes

Villanelle Lazy Toes “I like my stomach where I can see it,” I explain to my dinner guests, but I’d like to see my toes, I will admit.   I’m the kind of guy who always commits To lounging around and growing my gut – I like my stomach where I can see it!  …

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Poem: Dear, Pa

Explanation: This in an ekphrastic poem which was written in response to the featured image of Himmel Reyes. This is not a non-fiction poem, but rather, what I felt looking at the image provided. Dear, Pa Dear, Pa - it’s your once-son Danny - or better known as Sandy, or Annie or; Ann-Marie and to some…

Poem: “Love in June”

This week, I was tasked with writing a Villanelle. To describe such a thing, let us turn to our favorite, most reliable internet source, Wikipedia! A villanelle (also known as villanesque) is a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. There are two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the…

Poem: “Brown-Eyed Girl”

Short poem with no rhyme or obvious structure. I call it "mini-fiction" or it could be "[Extremely] Flash Fiction".. As the sun fell, her eyes glistened like many sunsets filled with wonder and adventure - two pools of never-ending light reflecting in the movement of colors. As the moon rose beyond the horizon, it left…