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NaPoWriMo Inspiration #22

From “Bees’ Wings” by George Elliott Clarke: Now, Othello, famed guitarist, heated By rain-clear rum, voices transparent notes Of sad, anonymous heroes who hooked Mackerel and slept in love-pried-open thighs And gave out booze in vain crusades to end Twenty centuries of Christianity.

off the atmosphere

Microcosms published my haiku about leonids today.

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #21

From “A Favor of Love” by Molly Peacock: openly hating the girl for dying of an overdose among the lemons, mangoes, papayas, and limes of the country of her family’s origins plunging among the plums and dying there the color of a plum beneath her dark hair for the girl is turning purple.

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #20

From “Ladders” by Elizabeth Alexander: An Aunt Jemima floor display. Red bandanna, Apron holding white rolls of black fat fast against the bubbling pancakes, bowls and bowls of pale batter.

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #19

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #18

From “grief poem” by Joy Kogawa: by freezing time I travel through this numb day

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #17

From “Tale of the Stolen Penis” by Jennifer Footman: Some person stole my penis. It has gone, quite gone into wind away from me into frigid air, into the very clouds where great gods cavort with lesser gods and wet spots, never, never blemish sheets.

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #16

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #15

From “Out of Habit” by Carole Glasser Langille: Part of us is unfailing. As light as sun through water. Though water is reckless. Waves crash. From them the last drop of mist contains enough life to populate a world. The world is shivering – listen.

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #14

From “Rage For Order” by David Lunde: I guess you could call it a sort of sympathetic magic. How else to explain this obsessive reorganizing of my home, my books, my papers