Category: Poem

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First Slam

“Frank, are you ready?” “Yes.” “Give it up for Frank!” Applause. Kelly yells, “alright, Frank!” I walk up the aisle to the stage. Face the audience of fellow poets and slammers; six judges; Bill,...

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And the Spring Finally Came

The choir was singing to your dumb victory raising prayers screaming out loud worshiping your figure. You tart, human exposure of nullity and mediocrity. The song turned around you like a snake it smelled...

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Mandy Knows – Part One

Mandy knew And she always did her best. The best that she could do. Thoughtful at school Kind on the playground Sat in the circle Sat on the ground. She sat crossed-legged Without a...

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What Are You Entitled To?

Read me a bed time story from end to beginning how the last time anyone ever Said “shine” and then fade was before the book was slammed closed higher octaves, lower tolerance better skin,...

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Under the Surface

Poem   Under my covers Dreaming of things I have never seen Tossing and turning Wandering and wondering Until that time I woke From the black and white to a place full of colour...

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A Get-together

Michelle drops her son off at our house earlier than expected. Matthew joins us at the kitchen table as we finish dinner. Mira defrosts and then reheats the leftover Ziti his mother brought. Frankie...

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Summer’s End

Poem Somersaults in overalls Tastes like summer Rock salt on your Birkenstocks As the birds revolve I can’t help but hum along and wonder I’m pushing twice as hard Barely moved at all The...

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The Breath of Life

Poem   I don’t want to live a life that’s shocking Shaking or nerve rattling I want to push myself through an air tube feeling a consistent flow and pressure I want to live...