Tag Archives: Micro-poetry

“she’s a leaf”

Written for: The Twiglets #195 – “she’s a leaf” She’s a leaf I’m a twig It’s a relief she weighs less than a pig. In a butterfly flutter, she sways and becomes a fallen leaf. burnished red leaf she picks … Continue reading

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“catch one”

Written for: The Twiglets #194 – “catch one” Catch one falling leaf and you will not catch a cold. The catch is you cannot just eat one. line dangles in lake expectant boy holds a rod not a fish in … Continue reading

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“out-of-focus”

Written for: The Twiglets #193 – “out-of-focus” She thought her eyes were out of focus when she saw the work of Jackson Pollack. Please focus me out of the photo. watches bluebird from tree with binoculars cracked, out of focus … Continue reading

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“foreign tongues”

Written for: The Twiglets #192 – “foreign tongues: How many people hear you speaking in a foreign tongue? His tongue was foreign to her. starts first day of school carries backpack and his lunch does not speak English There was … Continue reading

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“jampots and butter”

Written for: The Twiglets – “jampots & butter” Well butter me up and slather me with jam– haven’t seen you in ages! I am a blackberry jampot thick and fragrant, looking for spot. A creamy soft butter would make my … Continue reading

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“blooming white”

Written for:  The Twiglets #189 – “blooming white” This bloomin’ white shirt is now green. Explain! He sent her a dozen white roses still blooming. blooms white in garden elegance is unmatched calla lilies A young woman from a rural … Continue reading

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“heavy air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #187 – “heavy air” The air hung heavy over the haunted black lagoon. Temperature and humidity thicken the air to a heaviness that weighs upon me like a hangover. hangs heavy in air bees and butterflies … Continue reading

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“a hairy lip”

Written for:  The Twiglets #186 – “a hairy lip” A man can stand up well to a hairy lip. A woman has to wax. She does not like peaches because the fuzz touches her lips. he kisses her tries to … Continue reading

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“a bookish day”

Written for:  the Twiglets #185 – “a bookish day” A lazy rain silvered slowly to the ground. It was a bookish day. Little girl looked forward to Read-Aloud Day with her favorite teacher. She loved bookish days. displaces fearful thoughts … Continue reading

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“off a little”

Written for:  The Twiglets #184 – “off a little” When he proclaimed, biggest crowd at a rally ever, he was off by more than a little. Just take a little off the top. willow trimming laden with summer’s growth hard … Continue reading

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