in which i make good on a promise to deliver the audio equivalent of the wild kingdom’s fight club, complete with badgers

They said I was mad. Mad! But I told them I would do it.

Here is my audio recording of my poem “while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open” which you can read (in less time that you took to read that title) at Tupelo’s 30/30 Project page.
Look for Day 10 and the longest title on the page.

Part of the deal was that I would include an audio recording for Robert Okaji in exchange for his sponsoring (and titling) this poem. You can see his site here.

while skydiving

She’s No Betty Grable: An Audio Interlude

My poem for Day 7 of the Tuple 30/30 project can be read here, but you can listen to it on this very page.

You get to hear it because I was told that I had to go first by my poet friend Pleasant Street, if I wanted to hear her read one of her recent poems. If that’s not old school, I don’t know what is.

She’s No Betty Grable.

Day 11/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170811)

a lantern floats in a small bowl
a sandalwood scented candle burning
just outside the front door
you always liked lotus flowers….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem ghost is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

(This one is a bit late. Hope to have today’s poem up soon…)

Day 10/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170810)

one moment i stand framed in metal
the next the air takes me
i throw myself at the ground….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. Check it out like a book from the library.

This prompt is brought to you by the incomparable Robert Okaji. Please go and absorb his site O at the Edges. You will become a better poet, a better reader, nay, a better person, through osmosis.

Please note: Robert supplied the above title and also requested a typed copy of his poem AND an audio recording. I will record the poem before the weekend is out and post a second time, because that’s how I roll. Also, most of my poems are shorter than the title he gave me, and I seriously thought about trying to cram as much of that into a haiku as I could, but it would probably have taken me a week.

This is day 10. You can sponsor me (I know you want to) and have me write a poem for you. Let me be a puppet for you. Pull my strings. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 8/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170808)

you smile
like i could pick the shadows….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem toothpick is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. And don’t just read my poem. Take time to crawl over the whole page.

This prompt is brought to you by a wonderful poet who wishes to remain ANONYMOUS. (Actually, it was brought to you by Janice at On the Land. It just came in anonymously for some reason.)

This poem is also a response to:
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Poetics: shade

Twenty spots left my fine friends. Don’t make me get al Dr. Suess. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 7/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170807)

with that casual glance
over your shoulder
i should have wondered….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem she’s no betty grable is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

This prompt is brought to you by the wonderful Pleasant Street whose site Are You Thrilled never disappoints. You need to head over there and listen to her purr some of her poems. You really will be thrilled.

That’s seven days out of thirty under the old belt-a-roonie. That means there are twenty three left. And I got some open spots. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 6/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170806)

this side of the creek
i dried my socks
and went barefoot…

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Want to read more? You can. My poem invisible made visible is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

Already Day 6, and you may actually be reading this one Day 7. I hope I get better/faster/stronger/6 million dollars worth soon so that I don’t keep you waiting.

Folks, I need your help. Tupelo Press needs your help. More people need to read poetry. I have three whole weeks of sponsorships still left. So why not take advantage of me–I mean, this opportunity. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.