Tropes and Other Annoyances (#poem)

Where do you fit in as the years go by Creating the person you are meant to be In a world that oppresses you like a swatted fly Pretending to encourage you with eyes that cannot see They make up categories, genres, brands, and props Changing them chasing the thrill of what's dope It's not … Continue reading Tropes and Other Annoyances (#poem)

Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Tropical air breathing Lifts me when I'm grieving The death certificate arriving Reminds me I'm alive and thriving Those around me ignoring Dismissing me like that floors me I was here before them Who I am is without shame Their secrets they hide Until the day they died They dumped on me Instead of taking … Continue reading Blogging the Grief (#poem)

When a Novel Tries Too Hard…

I'm reading a novel that was recommended by a publisher as one to read for style for current submissions. Okay, I get that the setting might call for a bit more media exposure than a normal plot, but, to me, it's trying way too hard to be current. Facebook, Twitter, iPads, Youtube - even political … Continue reading When a Novel Tries Too Hard…