Category Archives: #Poetry

Space & Time Delayed—and Why

As our last issue of Space and Time went out the door, the world was plunging into chaos. Countries were sealing their borders against the COVID-19 pandemic, people were having fistfights over toilet paper and contradictory ‘facts’ were a secondary … Continue reading

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“Wolves at War” on PoetryNook

Nearly a month ago I thought I was getting back to “normal-ish.” How Pollyanna of me. I give up on the concept of things returning to anything I recognize. The best I can hope for is to move forward. Or … Continue reading

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“Word Salads” on PoetryNook

May the fourth be with you! With this poem I’m getting back to normal-ish. I’ve learned not to expect it every day. Every dawn brings a new chance to… continue. And that’s enough for now. My poem for this week … Continue reading

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“Candle in the Abyss” on PoetryNook

All I seem to write lately is poetry. It allows my mind to wander through my feelings. By constricting my emotions into a literary form, it encourages me to look at them. That’s the only way I can identify them … Continue reading

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Poetry Month with Jezzy Wolfe

April is National Poetry Month and back in March I had big plans to celebrate. Then it unofficially became International Pandemic Month… and I don’t need to elaborate. We’re all in that together. Fortunately, I’ll be able to celebrate Poetry … Continue reading

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“Safe Introversion” on PoetryNook

When she coughed on me I remained calm and measured. I said my goodbye through tightly pressed lips. The mask could cover my frown but not the horror. I could feel her breath damp and possibly germy attach to my … Continue reading

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“Song of Lazarus” on PoetryNook

I slept for a week while the world around me died. Inside, so did I. Self-righteous lips pray for those trapped on sinking ships— no absolution. Regardless of cost good advice springs up like weeds. No truth is required. Souls … Continue reading

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On Death, Illness and Roots

What a strange week it’s been. I came down sick days ago and I feel like I’ve been in an alternate reality. I had many conversations that feel like dreams. I read far too much social media and news and … Continue reading

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PoetryNook Day: Carts Full of Air (rensaku)

Day 4: processing with poetry… It’s new poem day—the day where I submit a new poem to PoetryNook.com. My poem is called Carts Full of Air (rensaku) and you can read it (and enter yourself!) here. This week most of the … Continue reading

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“Ask Google” on PoetryNook.com

I’ve talked about PoetryNook.com a few times on here. It’s a weekly poetry contest that’s free to enter but pays cash prizes. Even better, they nominate six poems a year for the coveted Pushcart Prize. You can enter previously published … Continue reading

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