#NaPoWriMo Day 24

Chemical “I can’t eat this bread!” he cried, “There’s too many chemicals! Too many strange compounds, far too many unknowns crawling in the crust swarming in the dough.” “Food is all chemicals!” he yelled, “Nothing is pure! Not even orange juice- it’s a lie! Avoid eating altogether! As for human beings, best to avoid...

#NaPoWriMo Day 22

Gratitude Our rent is always rising and wages are always falling Libraries are always closing While the rich get richer There’s no truth in speeches No meaning in headlines No beauty in a tweet. Businesses are always stealing Moments are always fleeting Power is always corrupting While the mercury rises. There’s no truth in...

#NaPoWriMo Day 21

Desert We ran from malevolent heat, abandoning hollow skeleton skyscrapers back to the sands. Now, occasional car roofs are shiny islands, hotel lobbies lie half buried, billboards are bleached and peeling like burnt skin. Even here, as far north as we could get, the air is arid. Water is a sometimes blessing. Someday soon...

#NaPoWriMo Day 19

Dizzy Sitting on the edge legs over nothing abstract ground below my head tumbling not too high for vertigo no decision made falling forward into air Sixty seconds of freefall landing on welcome ground legs made of sponge shaking in relief Night always falls I’m still plummeting moments rushing past, cold bright, unknowable if...