Jay,when I write
23, Black, queer, yup
Times when I think of flowers
Things that remind me of flowers: The ceiling fan in your bedroom that scared me, so we pushed the bed as far away from it as possible. Now, after a long night, I stare up at it and count its four petals rhythmically as my eyelids meet
Poetry books by POC
It’s POETRY MONTH, so naturally I’ve been reading more poetry than usual. I’ve always felt iffy about poetry due to many making my eyes roll and getting me to say “what does that even mean,” or “Fake deep.” Don’t get me wrong, I always appreciate the poem in general and I understand there are different types and writers that I just may not connect with, while there are tons I will absolutely adore. I will never give up on poetry as a whole, especially because I write a bit of it myself (some that makes my eyes dolly and some that make me sa—)
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop-a Netflix film that may help you form a haiku
Since we’re all up and discussing, forming, and reading haikus, I thought I’d give you another way to take them in. This is my gift to you and it comes in the form of a very cute, well paced animated film (Japanese anime) called Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop.
syllables in "fire"
I think you can guess why I am making this little post. I am writing for Vocal's Quadru-haiku challenge, and need to know something that is really important. I also want to hear you chime in. How did you interpret the usage of "fire" in your haiku and when you say the word in every day sentences?