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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Over on Facebook I help lead a group called “Bracket of Champions,” where we run brackets on topics like Best Halloween Candy, Best Pizza Topping (I am the Mushroom Queen for successfully lobbying Mushrooms to run against pepperoni), Best Holiday …

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This was another one from the November PAD challenge, this time on the theme of love/anti-love. It felt appropriate to post on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the day, folks! Growing Pains Originally written November 24, 2020 “Eww! Girls are gross!” the …

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Today’s poem is from a poem a day challenge I did in grad school, way back when LiveJournal was a thing. I’m a little surprised I hadn’t shared it already, honestly; it holds up pretty well. The “Golden Sun and …

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