Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. Inspired by dVerse's prompt Quadrille #98.   Her skin is peeling away. It won’t stay   Patched into a haphazard face; In the space   Between fingers corrodes the skin, Worn too thin,   Exposing minute veins of red Among the dead.   Her mortal landscape splits and frays As the worn-out … Continue reading Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash. I was hoping to write a quadrille using the prompt provided by dVerse on Monday...this short poem is just two words over the limit and I couldn't figure out how to cut it down.    I must write but I cannot. All’s turned to rot Inside my head.   My … Continue reading A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

Photo by Danil Aksenov on Unsplash. Here we are. 2019 is ending and 2020 is about to begin. I am eating a baked potato and sitting at my desk, feeling tired and wondering what to write. I considered not writing an end-of-year post, but realized I would probably feel bad if I didn't. I didn't blog at all … Continue reading 2019 in Review: Poetry, Stories, and Death

Flash Fiction: The Ghost Cow

Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels. Written for DVerse Poets' Prosery #7. Based on a true story. 144 words A cow is screaming across the arroyo as the four of us lie among the graves. We’re scarved and swaddled against the cold, but my toes are growing numb. I imagine us stacked on top of the other bodies, my … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Ghost Cow

Quadrille Poem for Quadrille Monday

Photo by Marcelo Jaboo from Pexels. Written for Quadrille Monday and in response to A.E. Stallings' "Extinction of Silence."   It is not the only one of its kind. You might find its bolder, harsher cousin In the letters you did not receive From an estranged sibling Or sitting in a chair At your grandmother’s bedside. It will … Continue reading Quadrille Poem for Quadrille Monday