The State of the Art

I used to be a poet. Once. A few years back. You've probably read some of the poems I wrote back then. Like this series on Valentine's Day, written in 2009 or this one on the Word of God, written in 2010. I guess I am not being too conceited when I say that I … Continue reading The State of the Art

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A Valentine’s Day Cypher – The Conclusion

This is the last installment in a four-part poetry cypher. If you haven't already, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 before continuing... THE CONCLUSION GIRL :: A moment of hesitation, A heart full of affection, Crossed thoughts... Confusion, A need for a conclusion, I need to say something, yet no words come … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Cypher – The Conclusion

The Heart Duel (Duet): A Valentine’s Day Cypher – Part 1

About four years ago, I got together with an online friend (Edna Thama) and randomly decided to write a poem cypher on a typical exchange between a boy and a girl. It started out as a comment thread, we were not sure where it would lead. But the end product was just as unanticipated as … Continue reading The Heart Duel (Duet): A Valentine’s Day Cypher – Part 1

Beautiful Mud

I was a loser, drifting through this cursed planet, aimlessly weaving through broken promises. I was a proud star, scaling the heights of shattered commandments, tip-toeing across sharp pieces of broken trust. I was a loose cannon, a loud cymbal, a lost cause. Love was not a word in my life-tionary, even though it dominated … Continue reading Beautiful Mud