storypoems

09
Dec

Innocence

When a terrorist’s bomb blew apart a national monument scattering to pieces men, women, and children, it ignited a worldwide firestorm of condemnation. The police …

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05
Dec

Inception

She was not to be believed. A beauty undefined. Amorphous warmth entering her body like a lover. Fulfilling her desire by not wanting, simply accepting. …

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01
Dec

Magic

Locked in his private hell at the end of the hall, in an ordinary room, was a man held hostage by himself. He had a …

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25
Nov

Reflections

She might just as well have been her cat chasing after a reflection of light dancing across the wall. The mercurial vision of who she …

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05
Nov

Survivors

Survivors of the last war were gathered in a small circle to discuss their luck. Each argued his or her case. Each claimed to be …

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03
Nov

Conception

At the time of her conception she was floating on a ship in the arctic waters. Her parents had consumed far too much champagne the …

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08
Oct

Transition

Once, actually several times, I was stranded in a place where people came and went. They never stayed for long. They had schedules. They had …

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24
Sep

Wings

She was a child not a pet, and a girl not a toy, but his tormenting bordered on cruelty only man knew how to inflict …

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30
Jun

Listening

The soothing spirit speaks. Mystical in its silence. In the whispering water. The rustling of leaves. Layers of brightness wash across the dawn. An unfolding …

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18
Aug

Prophecy

The poet had gone insane. Ingesting a chemical substance believed by pundits of religious esoterica to be the forbidden route to God. Discovered near a …

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