Poem Found in My WordPress Feed

billions of WordPress.com posts…

9m ago, it was just a jellyfish.
12m ago, he took her right hand and continued but
21m ago,  where, in the end,
28m ago, in the future, trucks could run on poop.

32m ago, an IBM 7094 was the first computer to sing,
“42m ago, all the people that I tagged as friends and
52m ago, you made me feel safe, I never felt like I was alone!”
56m ago, a clutch unchaperoned.

57m ago, with most of the rich kids cowering in the airport…
1h ago, is this a painting?
1h ago, perhaps my perspective will change.
1h ago, die with glory!

 

With thankful eyes to:

tychogirl
Eyes + Words
Exponential Epigram
Engadget
Jason Weisberger
Frank Solanki
Man of many thoughts
Moly, The Hodge and The Podge or vice versa
Rob Beschizza
mopana, look around!
sarahylockwood, The Critiquing Chemist
TouchArcade

Poem Found in My WordPress Feed

The Plowman Shall Overtake the Reaper Yet Still The Heat Death Of The Universe Don’t Take Kindly to Organic Produce

We only find abdominal bliss
After we sign for the package
Left upon our crooked doorstep
By a maudlin brother grim

Our final results were sown tangentially
Once we spat brown, broken seeds
Into the cracked and wicked soil
That sat long waiting for revenge

In our distant, spacious futures
Most make love to ghostly figures
Instead, I peer toward between spaces
And sharply whisper your bright name

The Plowman Shall Overtake the Reaper Yet Still The Heat Death Of The Universe Don’t Take Kindly to Organic Produce

Tasseography Answers But We Often Wish It Didn’t

At the bottom of a chipped tea cup, I watch a far future form from wet leaves.

Hibiscus histories and
Spearmint sagas and
Licorice lives yet lived.

Soggy, soggy our future there
At the bottom of that cup.

Clumped together our future there
At the bottom of that cup.

A woman praying on the wall.
A dragon devouring the moon.

A dying child handle-bound.
A future seen too soon.

Tasseography Answers But We Often Wish It Didn’t

2017 Kansas City Poetry Throwdown

Videos of every reading here, in reverse order:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/KCPoetryThrowdown/videos/

I may have some thoughts to put out later, but likely anything I’d write would be a variation of WOW! so I’ll probably just get back to the regularly scheduled programming here soon.

To all those that made it out, thanks for making the event fantastic.

To those that couldn’t make it: try harder next year!

2017 Kansas City Poetry Throwdown