I was walking around Green Lake last week and met Melanie Reed, the Green Lake Poet. Most sunny, summer afternoons, she sits at a table right near the old bath house and writes poems for anyone who wants one. She has topics to select or you can give her your own. I asked for one […]
Source: Doughnuts Are Useless
If I eat a whole one, I’m left with the hole And I never know what to do with that. If I have another, I feel queasy, so maybe I should eat a half, but I’d have half a hole And half of a whole which makes me uneasy, What’s more, I don’t get why […]
Family History The God of my father wore me out With wrath and beatings Kisses to a weathered mouth Mixed signals from a crowded head– It got to where it was him or me. So I got his rifle, shot him dead. For God, that was a good day: He’d no longer have to watch […]
ACT for America, the nation’s largest anti-Muslim grassroots group, announced today that it is coordinating a series of protests across the nation on June 10. In Seattle, it will be at Victor Steinbrueck Park 2001 Western Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121 The protests, branded “March Against Sharia,” will explicitly target Muslim communities, raising the specter of Islamic […]
Source: Met with indifference (a poem)
May 27th 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM. PoetsWest features NW Poets Eugene Marckx, Terry Busch, Kevin O’Conner. Mount Lake Terrace Public Library Small meeting room. 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4630. Host Rayn Roberts Open Mic!