Tag Archives: micropoetry

The key

The front cover is the door that opens,
the portal that allows us entry
into new worlds, new times,
new lives in which to lose ourselves,
discover others
and see our own world
from a different perspective

Please don’t throw away the key


Ideals and no deals

Image result for Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medals

Is there still an Olympic ideal? For if not there should be we feel.
It’d be such a treat if all teams didn’t cheat, thinking each shiny medal’s a steal.
Rogue countries just seem on the make because status is always at stake.
So where some have hope there are others who dope as though it’s oh so clever to fake.
Let’s pray no banned drugs are internal so that Rio is rendered infernal.
Then events will all seem above board — squeaky clean — and thus will the flame burn eternal.

Today Was


Today Was

Monday was Hug-an-Atheist Day
but I found that my arms
couldn’t reach all the way
round my body

Tuesday was National Book Lovers Day
but I missed it
I was too busy
reading in bed

Next came International Xenophobia Day
and I spent all Wednesday
just hating

Thursday was National Paradox Day
but it took me till nighttime
staying in bed
to puzzle it out

Friday was Who Gives A Damn Day
and I decided to do
just that and go
back to bed

Saturday was the thirteenth
day of the month
and my luck

Sunday was the seventh day
when God rested

Who can argue with that?



Mimi shuns Fleck review
I wrote just then in spent daze;
days spent in, then just wrote
“I view reflections, Mimi …”

syllabic palindrome, first posted June 20th 2014, in which all the syllables until “daze” then reverse, starting with “days” — a conceit which just about works if one works at it