The Skipper at Sea

Today’s prompt is to write a glosa” – a poem that glosses, or explains, or in some way responds to another poem. I chose to write my glosa based off The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The story begins at the crack of dawn, when the skipper was summoned. The message was […]

Big Bill Taft

Today’s prompt was to write something based off an obscure word from Haggard Hawks Twitter. I chose to write a poem inspired by “Horse-ma-gog” which means a large, coarse person who is annoyingly boisterous. Free versed it – Ruffled around the edgesWith so much a lick of pompousShe is the archetype of a horse-ma-gogNot quite […]

Dreams and Nightmares

Went off prompt for Day 1 of poetry month yesterday. It was one of my good friends birthday so needed content for the card. With your luscious curlsAnd booty the size of QueensSwing like Tiger WoodsFulfill your Latina dreamsHappy twenty-six, my lad

The Insectoid from Eleus

Still trailing by a day, oof. Yesterday’s prompt was to use a word from the Classical Dictionary and a word from the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction, then create a poem out of it. The words I used were Eleus defined as a “city of Thrace – A river of Media – A king of […]

Dearest Rushil

Late post, but yesterday’s prompt was to write a letter to yourself or a fictional character and write the response letter. I wrote a pair of limericks (well, the rhyme scheme at least). Dearest 2051 Rushil, You better still be skiingAnd hopefully still be peeingVacations galoreYour kids shouldn’t be boresAnd your wife, she better not […]

La Jolla

Going off prompt today – also, I don’t have a junk drawer. A little almost summer haiku: With the sea lionswatching, the waves crashing, we stroll on the boardwalk

To do, or not to do

I’m a day late on this one, but found a nifty WordPress feature that lets me pretend this was published yesterday. The prompt was to write a poem in the form of a “to-do” list, ideally from an unusual character. Here’s Elon Musk’s to do list (no harm intended, ofc) – My extremely important task […]


Today’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a monologue of a dead person. I struggled to come up with someone so thinking about the type of message a generic boomer may want to send to the doomers today. Free verse for this one, not the greatest but I can’t stay awake: […]

Redbull…and Jager

Today’s prompt was to write a shadorama or Fib (I’d never heard of either style). Decided to go with the shadorama and been burning the midnight oil quite a bit last couple weeks for work, so this one’s on some of our favorite staying awake tools. When the hourarm strikes midnight andpixels turninto blurTchkk! The […]


Today’s prompt was to take a book you love, find a line, write a poem based on it then change the title. I chose The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Not to give it away or anything, but my original line was “There is a way to be good again”. Wrote a short ghazal – […]