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Good Luck ( #haiku )

Posted in haiku, One Shoot, One Stop Poetry, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by dustus

Majestic spread wings
Perched upon The Renaissance
Leaving his good luck

Would you like to hear me read this Haiku?

*The above haiku poem is my response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. The prompt was shot by photographer & poet James Rainsford. He is the featured artist today on One Stop Poetry.

Gin & Tonic Seizure ( #FlashFiction )

Posted in Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by dustus

Carnations, chrysanthemums burn dislodged nasal septum. Footfalls crunch gravel the stiff procession trod. Hunched-backed, they snake two-by-two offering white roses.

I sneeze blood into her pink handkerchief.

“Who died?”

“My grandfather.” Her eyes hid behind fine graying blinds—don’t know her.

Restless tremors shock…

“Am I dreaming?”

“Yes,” her reply.

I collapse awake clutching my ears.

Garbage Dumps – (for #oneshotwednesday )

Posted in One Stop Poetry, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by dustus

Garbage Dumps

When only for a second care
Realize you’re trashing life
Dispatching unacceptable
Won’t make me feel alright

Damp landing filled with fecund will
Truth in fiction taken
There’s something rotting through stank pulp
Burnt stakes may awaken

Congealing molds incubate colds
Scared crows peck for hours
Decaying matter breaks rank ground
Garbage dumps sprout flowers

Care for a reading?


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Footsteps Over

Posted in Image Poetry, One Shoot, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by dustus

*The following poem is offered in response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. This wonderful prompt was shot by photographer Iquanyin Moon, featured today on One Shoot Photography Sunday. Come check out some great shots & the interview by Chris Galford! 

You cannot see me
Hidden beyond the frame
Roasting on a sun-caked dune
So far lost to ever explain

Spare white t-shirt
Patting sweat off face
When beads fall into
Unctuous sizzles
Shrinks in form
Penumbral stains

Kind of like us
I guess
Meaning does not stay
These footsteps raised
Over journeys gone
Hallucinating from scorching rays
As the sun beats merciless
And I whisper her name
Feeling we may only find
Footsteps over someone’s grave


*The above poem was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. Check it out! Everyone is always welcome to play along with the challenges. Thank you. Also, One Stop has been nominated for a Shorty Award in #ART CATEGORY

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One Stop Poetry celebrates poet Langston Hughes!

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on January 29, 2011 by dustus

Today over at OSP, Pete Marshall celebrates one of my favorite poets, Langston Hughes!

And we have a new site (which I absolutely love being a WordPress fan). 

Anyway, check it out! Here’s the link…
A Saturday Celebration: Langston Hughes