carved and gutted hollow

only has to fake a smile for

one night.


     1. ingenious scheme                                  

     2. designed to measure one        

     3. poet’s bent for thinking outside

     4. the box

Fall in Eden

Fried Day:

When my mind writes

Cinquains that make no sense

And blackmails restless hands to form

Dumb thoughts.


I have nothing

to say or write. Mouth, hands

fail, and my heart–dumb– just can’t form

the words.




woke to

an early frost

found only icicles

and the cold on your pillow you

left me


you write

poems?  that’s cool

he purred, hiding his hand.

where do you get material?

I laughed.