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“poet’s craft”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu Special #1 – “The Poet’s Craft” – essay by Kim Express what you think “poet’s craft” is, reflecting on own experiences as haiku and tanka poets. “The poet’s craft is something that I think about a … Continue reading

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Circles

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 37 Word for Today:  Path Paths criss-crossed, and at times, circled back around. Took some chances, many on impulse, but life was never dull–or not for long. In my play, I gathered scenes. Some were … Continue reading

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Photo Recall

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 2 Write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait, e.g. a stanza for each member. Here we stand arms ’round each other, mother, father, two sisters. So many years ago, and yet … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking

Written for:  The Daily Prompt at WordPress.com “Freudian Flips” Do you remember a recent dream you had? Or an older one that stayed vivid in your mind? Today, you’re your own Freud: Tell us the dream, then interpret it for … Continue reading

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Basement Dweller

Written for Creative Bloomings #158, “Total Recall” Think back to your younger days. Write about your old room, or a room in your house, apartment, etc. It could be an alcove where you found solace. Use as much detail: paint … Continue reading

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Humor

Rebelliousness can be quelled, hair color changed, and cut, but I am not easily adaptable. One constant in my life during times of strife, illness, death of loved ones, is an ability to use humor–sarcastic, dark, or fantasy light–for wit … Continue reading

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Still Blonde (with a bit of help)

Look! there she is, that girl I told you about. I am surprised she is out and about, because I heard she was a little loopy. Oh yeah. Her mother had to sit outside her class rooms for a whole … Continue reading

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Dr. P

Did not expect him to be so down to earth. We sat across from each other, his face, round, his eyes, brown, steady, focused on my words, body movements, and at times, silence. He was bright, non-judgmental, often sharing bits … Continue reading

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In Her Skin

What alien form has assaulted my mind? I hear the words as clearly as day in my head, but my mouth does not obey. People are kind to me here, the building is clean, outdoor surroundings are pleasant. Activities are … Continue reading

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Assault

What fueled this latest assault on her body?  Six months had sailed by without any type of attack, and now she is at the mercy of double vision–unbalanced, unable to guess when the symptoms will cease. This onset triggers that old anxiety–fear of … Continue reading

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