Tag Archives: Micro-poetry

“heaven’s cliché”

Written for: The Twiglets #215 – “heaven’s cliché” Heavens to Betsy! The righteous go to heaven. Betsy is righteous; Betsy goes to heaven. rain fell in silver needles when the heavens opened. blackberry juice runs down her chin–sweet purple a … Continue reading

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we have more

Written for: The Twiglets #124 – “we have more” We have more vaccine coming in next week. Sorry, no appointments are available, but we have more vaccine coming in next week. No more wine left? No, but I know where … Continue reading

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“we lie close”

Written for: The Twiglets #212 – “we lie close” A lie is not close to the truth Lying close we each dream our own dreams lying close to ocean waves silver crest in noon day sun A powerful man bent … Continue reading

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“at close range”

Written for: The Twiglets #211 – “at close range” at close range her makeup appeared garish The baseball player had lost his range of motion meadow flowers dance colors whirl in Summer breeze at close range A man who sent … Continue reading

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“up for grabs”

Written for: The Twiglets #210 – “up for grabs” What am I bid for this classic set of Fiesta ware? Making a declaration– I have had enough. If you want to date her, you have my blessing and my pity. … Continue reading

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“hung from pegs”

Written for: The Twiglets #209 – “hung from pegs” The coat hung askew on a peg. Aging yellowed photographs pegged to a wall backpack hung by strap heaviness putting a strain on the wooden peg He was a braggart through … Continue reading

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“a long silence”

Written for: The Twiglets #208 – “a long silence” If you confess love to someone and are met with a long silence, walk away. Just as monks may take a vow of silence, others take a vow of unending babble. … Continue reading

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“an emotional ape”

Written for: The Twiglets #207 – “an emotional ape” That big gorilla husband of mine cried like an emotional ape. Carefully, the ape peeled his banana from the bottom up. cries in his cage emotionally distraught over loss of mate … Continue reading

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“looking for light”

Written for: The Twiglets #206 – “looking for light” looking for light in all the wrong places Hey man, I’m lookin’ for a light . . . oh, and a cigarette. Can you help me out? they look out window … Continue reading

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“my right shoe”

Written for: The Twiglets #205 – “my right shoe” My right shoe would be a red leather high heel in another age. Each pair of shoes I own, has a stretched- out right shoe. one new right shoe near a … Continue reading

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