Turning together on cue
Like windshield wipers
Chasing each other in dreams
Moved by the intermittent hum of
Being in love.
~Just L (May 6, 2017)
You are like rainbow sprinkles on a cupcake
And incomplete without
~Just L (Written May 4, 2012)
I will just leave this here (for the person who is stalking me).
By Stina Sanders
Author’s Note: As a writer who lives out loud on social media, I have had my fair share of stalkers. Currently, one checks this site up to 39 times a day. The worst was one woman who emailed me 1,000 pages of messages between her and my beau at the time. Turns out I recognized the conversational style (as we all have our “tells”), but in her efforts to convince me he was cheating on me with her, she did a poor job of cut and pasting a series of archived conversations together with clear mistakes and wrong time stamps. Another harassed me for over two years!
Keep this in mind, the next girlfriend is not an upgrade or a downgrade; he’s simply moving on with his life. Make your own life better and move on with yours.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences.
The genius of the talented kisser
Is displayed in the creativity
Of the miss or the mister.
Is producing a brilliant swoon
the product of natural ability
Cleverly sending one over the moon?
Can it be brains over artistry
Where a fine mind and wisdom
Makes one pucker a delicious faculty?
Or is it less than scientific
Artistic flair more than careful study
Resulting in “That was terrific!”?
I am quite certain of this
Whether it is nature or nurture
The exceptional never miss!
~Just L (NaPoWriMo, April 29, 2017)
Prompt: Take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem.
Inspiration: The Kiss by Anne Sexton
It used to be so stylish and large
And have everything but the kitchen sink
As if I expected to be a contestant on “Let’s Make a Deal”
As I aged I found I didn’t need the bag de la barge
My needs had become much more succinct
Gold lining that match the zippers and leather you want to feel
Debit cards as I have lost the desire to charge
And Benadryl comes in handy more often than you think
But four lip glosses are de rigueur because I’m keeping it real!
~Just L (NaPoWriMo, April 25, 2017)
Prompt: Poetics of small spaces
Before you think manuscript writing must’ve been tedious;
For monks to manifest in the margins a man riding a penis;
Well, I often pen love and romantic poetry, if you please;
And I’d probably doodle phallic shapes if I were a better artiste.
~Just L (NaPoWriMo, April 24, 2017)
Prompt: Ekphrasis on the marginalia of medieval manuscripts
360 ocean views
Out of my price range
Terrace with a view but
~Just L (NaPoWriMo, April 23, 2017)
Prompt: A double elevenie