Opal we called the lake where X-ray sunlight cast shifting pillars of warmth into jeweled depths
Close your eyes and check in with your body. Start with the top of your head and scan down to your toes. Check for places where you’re holding tension. What’s your posture or pose like? Where are your muscles relaxed or contracted? Write about your current state. People say we “hold tension” like it reflects… Continue reading Prompt 2: Tension
Note: I am working through the book The 1-Minute Writer by Leigh Medeiros, which is available right now as part of a Humble Books Bundle at Humble Bundle. You’re on the phone with a far-flung friend who wants to hear about where you are right now. Check out your surroundings. Capture the essence of what… Continue reading Prompt 1: A Postage Stamp View of my Office
I always do this: "Oh, I'll never have enough to say to make it to the page limit. I need to do more research!" So I gather more and more. And then I write well past the page limit with even more to say. In the end, it feels like I trained for a marathon… Continue reading How Much Research is Enough?
a butterfly backpack glows aquamarine, upright on the centerline of Tharpe Street empty, illuminated by the orange cream dusk at one end of the road against purple green nightfall at the other I watch it shrink in the rearview mirror
A winged ceremony before my house! I broke in upon a Robin to the east, plucking things from the earth A Cardinal to the north, bathing with an invitation in the basin before the door A gaggle of Finches to the west, shifting beneath the shrubs behind the hedge This quadrilateral domain is theirs more… Continue reading Aviary
March 21, 2018, 7:19 PM A young man, crouched like Mathew Brady behind his curtain, at the corner of the patio area outside of the bar, carefully framing an instagram photo of crimson and white Edison bulbs against the shadowed underside of a palm tree at the darkening earth-margin of the evening sky. Poetry in… Continue reading Field Notes: Chuy’s, Apalachee Parkway