A Marriage Ballad

I have a hard time with “formulaic” poetry.  Not only does it usually sound forced…it sounds antiquated, which isn’t bad, when I’m reading a favorite “old” poem.  For example, I love Poe’s “Annabel Lee”…. but I would sound silly writing that – childish, and overplayed.  But, I’m going to give it a shot, as I…

Skin

  The abecedarian is an ancient poetic form guided by alphabetical order. Generally each line or stanza begins with the first letter of the alphabet and is followed by the successive letter, until the final letter is reached. The earliest examples are Semitic and often found in religious Hebrew poetry. The form was frequently used…

Sexual Growth

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow The last few days, I’ve been prompt writing…trying to push myself to try something new.  Not that I don’t prompt write a lot anyway…. Today, the site from which I get many of my prompts presented the above…

Perfect Cover

“Shhh…” He placed one finger vertically against his lips and ducked under the bridge, looking back to beckon me, his left hand waving eagerly. The sunset cast an eerie rose-colored light above nearly black trees; I pulled my inadequate cardigan closed, clasping it together with one hand between my teenage breasts. Through word-of–mouth we’d heard…

Deep-six

The depths of your white swirling sea are fathomless; beneath your skin – muscle, bone, a muffled consequence hidden in darker waters. Riding the waves of your hips – an undulating lullaby, back and forth… hypnotic. You pull me under, open-eyed and wild with lunar intoxication; our bodies swelling along the same current. I am…

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