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

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

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