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by Mark
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Preview:
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Preview:

.                                                ten million dead on the internet   but the pain in his fingernail      inside his flattened mind  is worse than any pale genocide        he feels no nostalgia these days     for the dazed nights of insomnia waiting for the haze of daylight       and ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 1980

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

summer snap salt sidewalks fried as holiday am/pm time stepping in sideway slices toward the warm-blue saturday suburban throb, fresh-cut petrol grass, cold beer on a tray                  a waxsome moon drip-cools a blackened beach                  slick as star-shells pinned to freighter horizons ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 1980

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

Thanks, Deb and Ty.
Playful stuff there, Ty...pelican nipples...
 
by Mark
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 1980

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

. Thermal I cut some flowers and drove to town to see her again. A summer season’s lazy BBQ - a new sky blued with warmth - all hazed over Paul’s backyard. Sitting in a little garden, I drank rooibos tea, and smoked two rollups, before she arrived. Later that Saturday, after the people, we went to ...
by Mark
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive 2019 Mid-Summer Poetry Fest
Topic: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 1566

Re: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk

It's the middle of winter here and I'm freezing my ass off. Where's the rum?
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tweak from the Napo 19 file
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Tweak from the Napo 19 file

Mm, bit of an odd one this. I saw something on YouTube about how Russia has these AI global destruction systems designed to kick in if their country gets obliterated. Revenge by computer. So this is a post-apocalyptic take where the (solar powered) robots and AI systems that survived are slowly deca...
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cycle
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Cycle

Aah yes, turnip-speak.  :mrgreen:   Good quad there, Ty.
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Grandpa's Row Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Grandpa's Row Boat

Very nicely done. I suggest reconsidering ' hissing' as a bit cliche. Also, revisit 'wood steps' for possible modification.


my line of the poem, excellent
 
a boat wood-ribbed like the inside of a fish,

  
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Broken Homes
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Broken Homes

Even better on the re-read. Melancholic and evocative. Quad for you.


Bleached

I listen for nostalgia in his footsteps
down a lane from the railway station,
past a red roof house slammed shut
on the blue collar side of the tracks.
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: derelict home
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: derelict home

Strong writing, with a complex pace within a well-drawn atmosphere.