Tag: writing


The Soul of Poetry

Please,
take me back
into the soul of poetry.
This is my prayer.

Geese fly overhead.
I hear,
I open the window to hear.
I open the door to see
countless, three long diagonal processions
one after the other.

Cold moves across my fingers.
The sun is low and red …
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Firestarters: First Prototype

Firestarters prototypes

A few weeks ago I printed my first prototypes for Firestarters, card decks I'm designing to help game masters, writers, and other creative nerds come up with ideas through random inspiration. I have three themed decks: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Modern. Each card lists words and phrases in various categories hand-picked …

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Introspection

Two ways to write a poem
about your feelings.
First, like an autopsy
on The X-Files: gasping, recoiling,
—Mulder, come look at this—
viscous green shame, pulsating love
that won't die, filmy gray residues of hatred,
a new species of jealousy
antithetical to science—
all as repulsive as it is …
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The Stuff That Makes Me Happy

I finally just realized
I'm atrocious at writing
about my own happiness.
All of my criticisms are written
with a balance of wit, brevity,
and exhaustive enumeration.
My thoughtfully fermented
examinations of my dissatisfaction
with the human race
and the humans I know personally
are like a tenured historian's
three …
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The Ultimate Poem

More than anything
I want to write
my final poem,
one whole and perfect poem,
The Ultimate Poem.

Subtle and forceful, expansive and calculated,
The Ultimate Poem spreads
reader to reader breaking hearts
in the swelling of my sorrow,
rebuilding the world in the infallible vision
of my love expressed …
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Prophetic Writing, Stories, and Teachable Hearts

You want to be a missionary?
You got that missionary zeal?
Let a stranger change your life
How's that make you feel?
You want to be a writer
But you don't know how or when
Find a quiet place
Use a humble pen

You want to talk, talk, talk about …
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