Category Archives: Cloud

via dolorosa

swallow as you

go, torn as you

are from cartography of

celestine desert

atlas of cloud

ordained shadow

formed before your

time. stumble past

luminous dials that died

eons ago

knowing you are

encrypted up on

bricked up sun.

tarnished as you are

weary as you are

navigate the milky

blemished gurgle.

hurtle forth, go!

follow no one

least of all


lost, lost… no known

end in sight

only dust.


not a haiku


NaPoWriMo day 23

Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”