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2017-May-08, Monday 15:35
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I a poem :-D

it also belongs on Never Unmindful, but I can't post anything else there till I catch up with a couple things and apologize to a couple people!
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's poem "Twisted Wind" inspired "Beacon", a sequel poem of sorts, about picking up after the tornado: 25 lines. Sponsor it for public view for $20, or become a patron of my Patreon and view it there (it is not yet posted) for as little as $1 per poem.

And remember, [personal profile] ellenmillion's prompt "A twisting path" inspired my poem "Wind the Labyrinth", about identity as seen through the lens of Greek myth; 30 lines. Sponsor it for public view for $30, or become a patron of my Patreon to read "Wind the Labyrinth" for as little as $1 per poem.
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[personal profile] ellenmillion's prompt "A twisting path" inspired my poem "Wind the Labyrinth", about identity as seen through the lens of Greek myth; 30 lines. Sponsor it for public view for $30, or become a patron of my Patreon to read "Wind the Labyrinth" for as little as $1 per poem.

Come play in the Creative Jam! If you create, there are prompts waiting; whether you create or not, please do leave prompts for creators! This month's theme is "Twists".

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2017-Apr-11, Tuesday 15:37
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"Adversaries" by me. Support me on Patreon to enable me to create more poems like this! It's about embodiment, and disability, and I-ness.

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2017-Feb-16, Thursday 12:07
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I was googling "quoiromantic" because somebody on Starfriends has that in—okay, I need to figure out Starfriends etiquette for when someone has two pronoun sets in their profile, because I am now totally unsure whether this person is a they or a she; *flips coin*—their profile. (ETA: I asked and the etiquette seems to be that either set works.) And I came across this post on [tumblr.com profile] aromanticnerd. Relevant portion (which links elsewhere for further details but that link doornailed):
requiromantic: a label for individuals who experience limited sexual/romantic attraction due to being drained of energy for any variety of reasons. the variety of reasons gets more specific, i know (i believe it’s typically in reference to past abusive relationships or health issues of any sort? other things as well, i’m not the most well versed in this identity)
...is this a real thing? tell me this is a real thing lie if you have to

ETA: fuck it I'm sticking the word in my Starfriends tags. also, I poemed:


"requiromantic, I"

I'd never heard the word before.
And yet it seems to fit:
when romance wanes and waxes by
the strength one has to deal.

Am I aromantic? I—
I fell in love once more
with someone with poetic wit,
but nothing came of it.

I rarely think I should explore
a romance; when I feel
a love begin, I find I'm spry—
this word I think I'll steal.
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“I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Athena shouts, Her lightning torch aflame
In tarnished-copper green on New York shore.
Escape-to-Refuge is always Her name.
It matters not to Her from where you come;
What God, if any, you might answer to;
What talents, wealth, or skills you bring with you.
She cares that you are safe here; don’t succumb
To tempest tossing you and yours around,
Or rich men saying you are less than they,
More fearsome, and they’d rather you had drowned
Than found this world-wide welcome, found your way.
Come, weary one, whose journey’s at its end.
Be welcome, stranger, who might yet be a friend.


(hat tip Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus")
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crying in the shower
where it won't show a track
crying for my country
as it turns the clock back

sobbing in the shower
for it's not safe to stay
in this country that so hates me
not safe another day

weeping in the shower
for I don't know how long
where will I go? what will I do?
how can I, so hated, stay alive and strong?

breathing in the shower
air and water are our life
let them hate me. they won't win.
I will live. I will live.

BOOK DAY

2016-Mar-15, Tuesday 12:46
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The Spoon Knife Anthology from Autonomous Press is out today! My poem "Carillonist" is in it! You can buy it on Amazon, too.

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2015-Dec-19, Saturday 19:42
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LOOK I DID A THING and the contributor list is arranged alphabetically by first name so guess who's first :) :) :)

On Communication

2015-Jan-25, Sunday 16:58
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there are things
I want
to tell
my mother

things I want
to ask her

and I could
if I lied
just a little

say "he"
instead of
the proper pronoun

pretend to
cisgender
heterosexuality

and even with
the parts she most
objects to
stripped out
of what
to tell her
she would object

to the distance
to thinking oneself able
to know someone else
only through what they say
with words

so I stitch closed
my mouth
and with my hands
type a poem
she will never
see.

iron poet

2014-Apr-27, Sunday 12:10
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Apparently this game was Seanan McGuire's idea? (All hail.) But I got it from [personal profile] bookblather:

Give me a poetic form and a prompt. I write you a poem.
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I asked my sister if I could post this in public. She said yes conditional on it going somewhere neither family nor family friends would be likely to see it. So on the personal, not professional, Dreamwidth it goes.



My middle sister found something / she thought I would enjoy )



aftermath of showing her the poem )
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it's time to let old habits die in peace
old grudges, aggravations with oneself
to think through what one wants—truth, not caprice
to find what one should keep, what trash, what shelve
keep in mind one's capability
don't resolve infeasibility
blank calendar and possibility

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