NaPoWriMo 2023 — Day 1: “L’Excuse”
medicine grows from the fertile ground to cradle deep soul wounds
A Cornered Gurl 6 Word Story Challenge
6 Word Story Challenge
Death Trilogy: A Poem
i’m always finding great movies, but they’re the second or third in a trilogy & i can never track down the others.
Poetry: “Weaver” & “Ritual”
a little hubris is harmless
The Jam Files #11 — Jet Lagged Edition
I’m existing as a shadow who can’t find the body it belongs to.
I Often Have Nostalgia For Things That Never Happened
tonight i learned about the dead boy who filmed my old stomping ground
Haibun published over @ A Cornered Gurl
“Trying to Catch Dust in a Windstorm”
Some of my microfiction included in the “#horrorprompt Anthology Volume 1”
“Roman Candles” — An Elliott Smith Inspired Online Anthology
“There’s a way back to blue & to you, but we couldn’t remind you in time”
some cords desire to be bound tighter, some anchors prevent us from floating too far away
Ojibwe Prayer + Update
These days when breath is hard, when new pains & new ailments nearly overtake me, I’m finding it easier to pray through it.
I’m being as patient as possible
Makwa at the Crossroads
There was medicine just lying around,
2 Poems: “Anne, I Understand” & “Sylvia’s Medicine”
Anne Sexton/Sylvia Plath Challenge
I’m Looking Too Far Back
In the pink plastic pail at the end of the driveway, stones and acorns soak, sky reflections swirl.
what is broken are systems
30 word poetry prompt
Poem published in an anthology
Cunning raven, sing for me
New Poem @ Fevers of the Mind
“This Place is a Sorry Excuse for a Hell”
I walk slowly, collecting jagged seashell thoughts
I only scratch surfaces. I fear the blood of everything.
“Angel Light” @ Fevers of the Mind
New published poem.
Two Poems in Issue 1 of Windy Knoll Zine
“Four Months in the Motherland” and “Feast of All Souls”
Mistaken For a Flotation Device
I sit in my green gingham dress Absorbing ocean waves through The algal eyes of a kinswoman, Middle-age addled & fading
another day swallowed up by midnight blue
A Dream of a Shepherd
Greenness, an emerald of dreams
“It Starts” @ Fevers of the Mind
New published poem.
Her name was made famous by someone more blonde & more willing to cry on command
2 Postictal State Poems: “Annual” & “Emancipation”
I’m down to one epileptic seizure a year & I’m sure to make it count
“Gutter Girls” published @ Fevers of the Mind
New Published Poem
it seems we’re floating in barometric confusion
Yes, life eats at me Raw, difficult to digest
The Jam Files #10 : Just For You
Your homeland stays inside your bloodstream. When you’re away from it for too long your veins begin to burn with longing.
I listened to recordings of your voice on splintered cassette tapes just to trigger a decent dream.
a man gave me his abduction diary
they tell me I’m still too young, but I know the darkness doesn’t discriminate
On the Floor of Your Apartment
Those perfect pearls imprint an enlightened message on my fruit-thin flesh
I pick scabs in layers to know exactly what being an obstacle to your own healing looks like
born a heavenly body not of her own
The Jam Files #9: Hijacked
As if the body didn’t have enough foreign invaders to fight off.
Infinitesimal : I’ve Been Assigned New Limits
I’m awake for five hours before I feel the grinding of clouds into my bones
I’m a Tenant in My Own Body & the Space Keeps Changing
I fought for doctors to listen to me. To believe me.
Meta-lomania Myopia, Desolate Dystopia
my home has walls made of sliced bread & they’re soft & distant enough…
Two Poems in “Free Verse Revolution Issue IV”
“The King Needed No Crown” & “One Circle of Hell Was Hydrotherapeutic”
We Already Broke Through That Ice
You would never feed a fire. You believe it’s better to watch a slow burn.
we become our shipwrecked selves
“Storytelling Season” published @ Whispers and Echoes
no wild stallion could compare to that grey-eyed girl…
Seventh Generation Wake-Up Call
this distortion was learned, ingrained
The Jam Files #8 : A Little Life Update
When too many bad days in a row occur, I start to wonder if this is just how it’s going to be from now on.
I Invented a Moon in the Sky That Night Because it Seemed Appropriate
it’s been a long time since I’ve been moon-touched
Sun/Fire/Star/Porch- light is too bright.Viscous eyes.
Poetry Partners @ The Skeptic’s Kaddish
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 31: “Apocrypha”
silence is a form of security
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 30: “Tomatoes”
I sawed through tomatoes in my sleep.
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 29: “Lonely Letters”
there are nights I cling to her letters
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 28: “Non-Consensual Seizure”
they slapped a lot on me, a lot into me, I was mummified…
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 27: “Revelation”
symbolism reigns and your decoder is broken
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 26: “Baby, This Ain’t Elm Street”
In this dream, I’m in Nancy Thompson’s pajamas
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 25: “Seasoned”
I’m starting to love/hate this season & its familiarity
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 24: “The Agency”
they want your candy coated neon blood
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 23: “Pyre”
We choke on him still.
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 22: “Ningizo”
feather comfort was my solace
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 21: “Coronation”
wobble walls enclosed me
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 20: “Funfair”
make it so subtle that it’s subliminal
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 19: “Akashic”
There aren’t points to much, but there are still mountains immovable
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 18: “Heather Donahue in Voice-over”
They want to borrow her lip shade because it’s autumnal.
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 17: “Superimposition”
Another shadow body atop my own.
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 16: “Water Wars”
techno fevers storm us in bursts
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 15: “Cold Snap”
The wind begs a dance.
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 14: “Genesis”
someone’s made a mistake in the matching, someone’s cruel enough to have given us life
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 13: “Teeter”
I’d change nothing about your cutthroat approach
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 12: “Phantom Phagocytosis”
she never knew how to swim to begin with
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 11: “Father October Returns”
nothing fills the nihilist like a murder of crows greeting sundown
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 10: “In the Queue”
enough to make you color it all quits / enough to unplug accordingly /
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 9: “She Is Me”
the blind living conjure explanations
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 8: “Marvel”
I have paper cuts that spell out her name
Two of my poems featured @ Fevers of the Mind today
Two of my poems are part of the online “Trauma Letters Anthology”
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 7: “I Remember A Crow’s Nest”
mumbled dream speak holds influence
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 6: “Someone Said There Was a Blackout”
there’s so many blowing whistles you would think someone would take heed
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 5: “Verglas”
and I don’t need to be told, I know, that there are shadows that swathe you so tightly you don’t come back the same
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 4: “Yoke”
crush the lilies lest they possess you
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 3: “Shedding Lessons”
a fear of bathrooms because every time one exits there’s a cop standing there to haul your unruliness away
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 2: “Vital”
A warrior woman slices in jagged lines
#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 1: “Augur’s Ashes”
“blessed be the eye that sees”
The wall is where we’ll hang it. The empty space in the living room where only the dead spend time
The Jam Files #7 — “The Void is Abysmal”
I’ve tiptoed out of the world.
weaving a tapestry of truth in a code only familial tongues can decipher
Anthology For a Friend
Lie awake, craving the taste of lakewater and the scent of September rhubarb.
A speck in your space.
Felt musical. Might delete later.
Cover of “Yesterday” with Annie
I am a burden with a mouth.
It Washes Away
Underground, like the basements up north, cold catacombs…
the love medicine is too strong
there was never a safe space for her inside a body,
A reading of “Benchmarked”
Hey everybody! A dear friend of mine has done a truly wonderful reading of my latest Jam File piece, “Benchmarked“.
we spoke of another Earth too often
The Jam Files #6 — “Benchmarked” (Vignette)
Last night I spoonfed a dying man oatmeal. I sponge bathed him even though he was already clean.
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.