Category Archives: Big Tent Prompt Poem

Nightmares on Patmos

The flame of a question: how does one wake from the nightmare when the nightmare was knitted from strands stolen from your own epidermis? You cannot possibly understand the weight of a nation straining, back breaking underneath a sky that … Continue reading

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Big Tent/WWP Poem #42: The Way Back Home

Perhaps if I could unravel the threads that ever live behind my skin, I could find it. There are so many exposed, raw and frayed ends, and as I have said before, I pull on them so that you don’t. … Continue reading

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WWP Poem #40/Big Tent Poem: To Bless These Tired Throats

————————————— This poem was written for two prompts: We Write Poems Prompt #40: Triptych Relationship and this week’s Big Tent Poetry Prompt, which was a Wordle. I adore Wordles, and I love triptych poems. Two things inspired this poem: 1) … Continue reading

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POW Prompt #9 / Big Tent Poem: Water

How did I begin? I’ll tell you. Picture me, eight years old, sailor girl, trying to traverse the seas by a boat made of books. I kept travelogues in my head, piling them on top of each other until upon … Continue reading

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Big Tent Poem / WWP Poem #7: Sixteen

This poem was written for both this past Monday’s Big Tent Poetry Prompt and last week’s We Write Poems Prompt. Two ThreeFour visual versions of the poem, plus the original text of the poem, appear below. Click on each graphic … Continue reading

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Big Tent Poem: An Open Letter to A Suicide Bomber

This poem was written for Big Tent Poetry’s Monday Wordle Prompt this past week. I decided to do something a little different this time around. I erased a couple of words from the original Wordle graphic and managed to use … Continue reading

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Big Tent Poem: Crumple-Proof

You look for my sapience inside my circuitry. I am an ensnarer, a woman of neural nets like fine spun spider webs: silver gossamer and plastic blue. Wrap that net around you, and I might embrace you in angel hair … Continue reading

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