Saturday, March 25, 2017


I Knew There Was Something

the daisies on her wallpaper
evolved through the night
by morning they had thorns and
an unsettling look
on what now seemed like faces
but it was the prehensile tendrils
that gave them away
the rest of us kept our distance
after we saw what happened
when Chee tried to water them

Friday, March 24, 2017


Branches toss outside the window
viscerally I imagine
cold wind on my
hypersensitive hands


what you don't see
the emptiness inside us all
in every thing
the thingness of the densest lump
illusory and relative
some thing really solid
would break the world
or become it


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thing 2

The pot full of succulents known as Thing 2 continues to grow.


Science Fiction Poetry Association name change

The Science Fiction Poetry Association is changing its name to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. It will keep the SFPA acronym. The organization has always included fantasy on an equal footing with science fiction. The original name probably resulted from the practice of bookstores of including science fiction and fantasy together in sections that were often labeled "science fiction." Most fans in the 70s used "science fiction" to refer to both genres. However, many younger fans don't use the terminology that way. Therefore, to avoid confusion and promote inclusion, the new name change.

The name change resulted from a vote of the membership. This particular option was strongly preferred over the various alternatives.


Tanka for an unworthy Justice nominee

a judge harms a man
to nail the letter of the law
one judge's letter
another's interpretation