micropoems for one shot wednesday

Dawn broke
and no one could fix it.
===

jet contrail
the negotiable blue
divided
===

It seemed like porn
but enjambed
in odd places.
===

The pristine sheen
of an unwrapped life.
===

evening
desert sand
cool to the touch
===

In a flash drive world
he was a mimeograph.
===

Weary waves
wash the shore
of my mind
while gulls call
Sleep! Sleep!
===

March blossoms
blackened
by a change
of wind.
===

Goldfish don’t break
your heart for long,
soon launched
from one bowl
to another.
===

TEPCO official
assures the public
his glow
is healthy.
===

Environmentalist dog
leaves nothing
to waste,
all excretions
reprocessed.
===

Summer sun
chain smokes
forests.
===

A quiet Chihuahua
can only be
sleeping
or dead.
===

Layers
between us
and our world,
we content ourselves
with virtual
clarity.
===

He remembered
the faded outline
of her voice.

—–

[TEPCO Β = Β Tokyo Electric Power Company]

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27 thoughts on “micropoems for one shot wednesday

  1. I went from inner laughter to more serious contemplation…as I should.

    These are all great…zingers in the form of poems…..

    Lady Nyo

  2. Wow. That last line spelling out TEPCO changed everything. I was sent right back to read the poem again. Haunting.

    I love this line: In a flash drive world/he was a mimeograph.

  3. Are these all your twitter babies? Really enjoyed the read as a whole some couplets and ditties stood out as stand alone, especially the

    He remembered
    the faded outline
    of her voice.

    what a way to bring all these little poems to a close. Genius!

  4. brillant micro – presenting a macro of the world…well done….and delightfully enjoyable to read…thank you…bkm

  5. Wow..that is mighty impressive. Your creative juices were really flowing…this is pure gold:

    In a flash drive world
    he was a mimeograph.

    Really awesome effort all around. Vb

  6. Wonderful, loved the second to last stanza of “clarity” ~ love the use of metaphors… well done! ~April

  7. You pack a lot into a few syllables, my friend. Nice work. I particularly like the penultimate one, as I am a symmetry obsessor and the visual shape is appealing as well as the content.

    Warmest Salad

    Luke @ WordSalad

  8. So much droll wisdom here. My favorites:

    “In a flash drive world
    he was a mimeograph.”

    I’m thinking ‘me too’!

    and

    “Summer sun
    chain smokes
    forests.”

    Well done!

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