NaPoWriMo Day 25: With Your Airplane Parts

With Shovels and Bricks

NaPoWriMo Day 24: American Sentences

On the Way to School
She ran into my car! The side mirror—no, I didn’t move an inch!

Laying in Bed on a Stormy Night After Taking Out the Recycling
As the wind picks up, I can hear bottles and cans making their escape.

NaPoWriMo Day 23: Yes, I'm Incorrigible

A Stick and a String

NaPoWriMo Day 22: The Word of the Day is Limen

Where Winds Hit Heavy

NaPoWriMo Day 21: Storytime

Solid Ground
My family took my voice
long before any sea-witch offered.
The song that reached their ears
from my lips was their own.

If the ocean was my oyster,
I a pearl from a grain of sand,
then my world was no larger
than the margins of that speckled shell.

Age equaled freedom
five sisters equaled five years
biding time amongst the barnacles.

But every crumb of gossip
collected from their
did not prepare me for anything.

The sky as wide as childhood
crushing down on the roof
of my ocean, the rough grain
of wind across my salt-smoothed cheek
and the queer vessels of men
which move only forward, only back
and I marveled at their
lack of dimensions.

They will say it was
the prince
that stole me away from my watery home.

NaPoWriMo Day 20: Consider the Following

NaPoWriMo Day 19: Epistolary Disorder

Dear Anxiety,

But even that isn’t quite right,
is it, unless dear means simply
that which we hold close, never letting go, but
you are the one who insists, aren’t you?

NaPoWriMo Day 18: Who Catches the Catcher Upper?

Language of Childhood

Keep your eyes peeled, she says,
and I am gone
combining eyes and grapes
And my grandma finds the house
on her own

What’s in the bag, goose?
She asks, and I am gone
wondering what a goose might keep in a bag
and why?

NaPoWriMo Day 17: Many Days Late, No Dollars Short

My heart is stranded, an empty parking lot
and a flickering light, while
your eyes say a leaving I know I won’t survive

There are places where everything changes; others where everything stops
finding the difference
is critical

NaPoWriMo Day 16: On Location

I Took A Ferry

Softly lapping waves
Cherry blossoms fall slowly
On Nami Island

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