i have been well inspired by my new friend Original Dante who has an exceptional gift at writing Micropoetry to try put together some of my own.
i have no idea how he manages to fit SO MUCH into so few words which has clearly always been a problem of mine and so maybe tackling some Micropoetry will help me in general to write more using less.
So here goes – these are the Micropoems i have published this year – i hope you will enjoy them:
closed – people who have to tell you how open-minded they are often aren’t
coffee – the truth behind the addiction
good intentions – does my desire to help you outweigh my present comfort?
hypocoffeecracy – one of my wrestles at the moment
idiots – this one inspired by my wife, tbV
in competence [an ode to Telkom phone assistance operators]
racist – the words we use betray us
robbed – my best friend lost the battle to cancer this year
stop the noise! – If you have nothing good to say online…
the alchemist – watching a man turn my trash into gold
their pain – when someone else is going through grief and you have no words
triple threat [three poems to different audiences in the wake of #IfIDieInPoliceCustody and Sandy Bland death]