chocolate is a verb

colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

Monthly Archives: October 2018

found poem: met

found poem: Our unstable world

found poem: And in October

found poem: here

found poem: the threat

found poem: This arrogance

found poem: meanwhile

The most important piece of paper

When my ballot arrived in Friday’s mail, I set aside everything else and carefully filled each of the little ovals with my fierce black ballpoint. Then, before I folded the ballot into the privacy sleeve and signed and sealed the envelope, I tore off the inexplicable little stub — a relic, supposedly, of ballot processing to assure the right candidates and measures get to the right address. Downtown, I dropped the sealed envelope into the big box, the stub on my desk a determined reminder of all the season’s hopes.

VOTE as if your life depends on it. It just might.

found poem: As the bear

found poem: the rearview

the creatures are stirring!

Can you hear the yowls and yaps, the squeals and chirps? That growling sound, the one that makes you clutch one another in your tent… that’s the sound of SpeakEasy 22: Animal Beast Creature.

The SpeakEasy poetry series returns to Bellingham on Saturday, October 20, 2018, as poets Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth J. Colen, Paul Hunter, Jeffrey Morgan, Bethany Reid, Kimberly Roe, Ely Shipley, and Sheila Sondik explore the power of animals — persona, myth, spirit, science, and a deep wildness. The program is free and begins at 7:00pm in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre. Village Books will be on hand to sell the poets’ books. Event info on Facebook.

SpeakEasy is an occasional poetry series that emphasizes themed, audience-friendly presentations of quality poetry by Cascadia-region writers. It is produced in Bellingham, Washington, by Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island, and J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg.

Come experience the animal magnetism.

found poem: homo sapiens

found poem: President

found poem: can we

found poem: We need

found poem: to annul

found poem: Feeling

how and where we write

found poem: our time

found poem: staring down

%d bloggers like this: