Two Down, Thirty-Eight (Or So) To Go

As I discussed earlier this week, I’m having a series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments for radiation damage going back to last year’s treatments. I’ve had two now and understand pretty well how the drill works. Before I leave the …
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New Adventures in Medical Treatment

Last year I thought the bar had been set pretty high on medical treatment weirdness when they shot high-dose radiation into my vagina. A year later, I’m still struggling with ever-metamorphosing radiation damage, which is extremely painful in its current …
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2015 PAD – Day 30

Goodbye to April, my special month–which was even more special to me this year because of how I was able to reconnect with my poetry. I didn’t honestly expect to write thirty poems when I started, but I’ve done it. …
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2015 PAD – Day 29

The day 29 prompt at Poetic Asides was write a “what nobody knows” poem. Maybe it’s end-of-April fatigue draining my creative juices, but at first I couldn’t get into this one at all. I took it too literally, thinking, “How …
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2015 PAD – Day 27 (belated)

The day 27 prompt at Poetic Asides was “write a looking back poem.” Since so many of my poems are “looking back” pieces, the prompt wasn’t much of a stretch. It also left a wide field for my imagination to …
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2015 PAD – Day 28

The day 28 prompt at Poetic Asides is (to quote the site): Write a matter poem. Matter is what things are made of. Write an anti-matter poem. The opposite of a matter poem. With my unscientific mind, there’s no way …
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2015 PAD – Day 26 (belated)

              The day 26 prompt at Poetic Asides was “take a word or two invented by William Shakespeare, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem.” For reference, Robert Lee Brewer …
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2015 PAD – Day 17 (very belated)

The day 17 prompt at Poetic Asides was “write a swing poem.” I wanted to try a different take on the word “swing,” but after walking around and around the prompt for the past ten days, I finally went with …
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2015 PAD – Day 23 (belated)

Another catch-up poem. The day 23 prompt at Poetic Asides was “write a history poem.” This was irresistible to someone as big on history as I am, but as so often happens, I couldn’t hone in on one angle. I …
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2015 PAD – Day 25

The day 25 prompt at Poetic Asides was “write an across the sea poem.” I couldn’t work my birthday or turning 61 into that one, so I fell back on a favorite inspiration, childhood memories: TRANSOCEANIC AFTERNOONS We swam back …
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