NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 22

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Ordinary Omens Thousands of seagulls descended yesterday on one street corner. The air was thick with wings, No-one thought it strange. We are a cracked river bed just before it dries out, water still barely flowing, leaving rock and rust deposits snaking down bare hillside. Lead and mercury storm clouds appear overhead in seconds....

#NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 9

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Demolition The bulldozers, with unsmiling jaws,sneak around behind your street.Their growling engines go unheard. They lurk until you go to workthen devour your walls and windows, chew your garden and rooms to dust. All they leave is a flat facade,a movie set illusion of your home,a blue door with absence behind it. All the...

#NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 8

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Remnants of Shock Withered branches, bony fingers,scrape a sea of forever cloud.Ash falls in soft snow clumps, embracing land with quiet tenderness. Look down, to where knotted rootserupt from the carpet of grey. Imperceptible at first, your eyesadjust: new scattered flecks of green. All the poems I wrote last year are available for free...