Sunday, August 24, 2008

Essentially it is Sour

“It is essential to speak English and speak it well,”
said the brunette sitting across the café holding a beautiful berry tart.

"This is America honey. And we speak English, not American or American-ish.
That seems to be what you speak. It is as if English curdled and turned sour.”

A young Chinese man turned from a neighboring table to get a glance
at the lecture to see the audience being an empty chair and lonely coffee cup.

“I guess it is a disagreeable sign,” he thought. "It does read: please take precaution, cuidado piso mojado,يمكنك ان تدخل في."

He looked at the gray haired woman as colorful crumbs fell from her mouth, shrugged, and resumed his catnap after turning up the volume on his iPod.

POEFUSION Prompt: essential, sour, absent disagreeable, catnap

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summer Gazebo Reading

Thanks to all my family and friends who came out for the Summer Gazeboo Reading Series last night. I really loved the support.

And a special thanks to the Iovinos for hosting this event all summer long.

Here are the poems I read last night:

(Sorry..Mom and Kid Bro.. had to snag this one!)

Photos by Tony Iovino

Monday, August 18, 2008


A summer leaf
drips of dew

Under a tree,
leaf colored eyes reflect dried dirt
yearning for a sun shower

The heavy air smells of bark and maple syrup
that can stick to the ribs
like comfort food on the next inhale

Photo : "leaf dew abstract" by Lani Barbitta

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Heat Warning Haiku

Burning trail
A snail burial ground
Cobble stones

Prompt by Read Write Poem

Photo: "Snail graveyard" by Sander Copier