Over the last year in particular I’ve tried to take advantage of some of the local nature trails. One particular favorite starts behind my complex, then cuts through a different complex and leads around a small pond. It doesn’t seem …

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  I don’t remember what led to today’s poem. I’m sure I was crushing on someone, but the “coworkers and friends” line made me wonder if I had some FOMO going on as well—people gathering without me for whatever reason. …

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In case anyone was wondering, I usually schedule my Sunday poems on Saturday night. Sometimes  it’s based on something specific going on in life; I might even post a poem I wrote that week. More often than not, it’s more …

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Just another poem from last November’s challenge. This one was based on the prompt “Unexpected” and is a retelling of the beginning of The Hobbit. Enjoy! An Unexpected Party Originally written November 2, 2020 “How’d you react if thirteen dwarves showed up …

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I keep coming back to the story of Judas—why he would betray the man he followed for three years, and whether, had he not killed himself, he too would have seen the face of the living Christ and loved it …

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Happy Palm Sunday! Have a poem about death. Out of the whole Bible, some of my favorite books are Judges through 2 Kings—they’re the historical books that are most concerned with stories and random details. One of them is the …

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I was introduced to the Cthulhu mythos back in undergrad and fell in love with it for its ridiculousness. The concept is that there are a number of elder gods—basically kaiju aliens—that once inhabited Earth and will someday come back …

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On Friday, March 12, my Grandma passed away. It was sudden, but not unexpected. She was 90, and her body had been failing for several years. She was dealing with vision loss and had experienced several fractures from falls and …

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Today marks one year since the last day that things felt normal. On March 7, 2020, I met a friend for breakfast and saw Onward in theaters and went exploring in a local park. I suppose technically I had another normal …

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