Day 12 (write a poem about loving a dull thing)

NaPoWriMo (2019), Poetry



No copper teal penny purchased, you, width of two, found on soft spring ground,

Chocolate flower of a skeleton, simple yet profound,

You elegantly twist upon yourself,

As you dropped to the Earth, did you ask for help?

You represent potentials infinite,

End and begin again.



Day Six: Emphasize the Power of “If”

NaPoWriMo (2019), Poetry


Hope I don’t offend,

While you play and pray pretend,

If anyone is listening just know that the devil be playing tricks again,

I’m just trying to live before rigor mortis sets in,

So step in and step up,

If they listened and sent you then, “what’s up?”

You being here

Makes me think it’s all really real,

The depths, the void,

The created and destroyed,

Join me in the generative abyss

Of chaos and kiss,

I try not to  but how can I not think of the what if’s?


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Day 29 NaPoWriMo: Specific Noun From Favorite Poem: Flower

NaPoWriMo (2017)


Like humans, flowers gestate in the dark,

Each fed by time, water and sunlight spark,

A flower can be wild, can be a weed,

Can overtake expansive space, starting out as small seed,

The line between admiration and envy,

A comma, so common, yet breathtaking, begin and ending.



Read one of my favorite poems whose specific noun, flower, inspired my poem:

“When Death Comes” by Mary Oliver: