Day 9 (30dpc)

(Quickly jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns. Write a poem utilizing all 12 words. My words: Stifle, remove, find, seek; open, sticky, vacant, surprising; bun, oddity, tomb, place.)

The “resurrection” bun –

An oddity, a sacred theme

portrayed in cinnamon-sticky dough

(store bought, of course)

a sweet and vacant tomb.

I stifle cynicism, but

children will swallow this.

Was it thus for the women?

To seek flesh

and to find it melted away

in a divine burial oven, removed.

The place quivers with divine being,

yet is open.

The child and I both bite, expecting

the usual marshmallow-matter of earthly life.

 This bun, this resurrection: they are surprising.


30 Day Poetry Challenge!

Wahoo! I’m aiming to complete this. I don’t expect to get each poem on the day it’s assigned, but if I can do all 30 by the end of the month, good deal.

Day 1: Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an Acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name.

As in, always

being young and

indefinitely in love


arise from the now, since you

invest in momentary units. anyways,

love is not a faculty of the mind’s extension.

Day 2: Who was the last person you texted? Write a five-line poem to that person.

If I were the sort to text,

If you had shared with me your number,

If I were impulsive,

If you could be awoken,

I would have suggested that we breathe spring air, together.