creative writing

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End of the Month

I had a hard time working with the words of the day from Thursday and Friday. Both are awesome words, so the struggle was against lack of inspiration. It’s hard to put effort into a poem at 11PM, when your mind has been locked in on analytical stuff all day. Luckily, today was three days’ … Continue reading

Still writing

Haven’t posted anything up here for several days, but I’m still churning out a poem [almost] every day. A few days ago, I started working on a theme: Word of the Day. The poems felt too disjointed, and this semester it’s been hard to keep looking around for stuff to trigger that first spark of … Continue reading

2 more poems

Note: I keep starting out with a concrete mission in mind, but these stories keep drifting into no-man’s land, haha. Any advice? Or is it working out all right? If anything else, this poem-a-day business teaches you about your own writing, and shows you where it’s at. Forgot to post yesterday’s poem as well. It’s … Continue reading

4 more weeks

…until Spring semester dissolves into summer heat. Hot, but gloriously free! I doubt this will be one of my more productive summers, but after this spring, I don’t care: Better is one’s own law though imperfectly carried out than the law of another carried out perfectly. –Bhagavad Gita I did write a poem yesterday, but … Continue reading

4/8/11 poem

“DESIGN” If this quits you, you leave. Don’t forget how to end what’s started. The patterns are not cursive, but the hollow inverse of braille. Recovery shakes, and the protein, chemically produced–how   perfect. The letters on the building across from here say DESIGN, and you don’t know where I am.

Family Trip

This poem-a-day business definitely competes with my workload, but I’m glad for the competition. Work has been the reigning champ for too long. I don’t expect to get more than a few hours of sleep anymore … Another poem written mostly on the Light Rail, watching and admiring as three middle-aged moms held their eight … Continue reading