NaPoWriMo Day 25 Warning Label . . . For Yourself!


Do not deprive her of conversation,

She wants to know you beyond your favorite radio stations,
She wants to know what makes your heart lift and if she can help,

She can be a little intense and thinky, you will soon see for yourself,

Do not her deprive of nature, her home is as valued as is the road,

If she doesn’t have music or art, she will certainly im/explode,

Cover in kisses, allowing space for her to miss you,

She will naturally give love, if not returned, it may be a momentary issue,

She will wonder if her gaze and heart should lie elsewhere,

Because she seeks control when she’s scared,

But when focused, she sets the world aglow,

Do not doubt her, it only makes her power grow,

Do not doubt her love enduring and steadfast,

Or you may find yourself a fixture of her past,

Nothing more does she dread than an ending,

So she will  instead follow her bliss, ascending


Day 25 NaPoWriMo: Exploring a Small, Defined Space



Flat, portable, expansive and relieved of constraints of time,

Words become worlds to simple and academic minds,

All rage, delight, and means to pacify lie, with just a look,

Within the dog-eared, margin written, rebellious, shouting yet silent, pages of a book.

Day 20 NaPoWriMo: Incorporate Vocab/Imagery of a Specific Sport or Game


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As a kid, I wanted to ‘be like Mike’ and hear nets swish,

I too ran the court, though never won any championships,

I took shots in squeaky shoes,

Sometimes even making a bank shot, or two,

Never was one to slam dunk,

Too short to reach but still had fun.

Thank you Naismith,

For the striking sound of fingertip grip,

Bouncing brick colored balls,

Everyone in the millennium wanting to play for the Chicago Bulls,

Dribbling, passing, air balls and alley oops,

Free throws, lay ups and bated breath as ball circles basketball hoops,

Women play too,

Yet men still get paid more and get more views,

Even so, I still want to be like Mike, because he’s right,

If bravery is your creed,

You’ll see, that’s it’s only in failing to take the shot that we truly fail to succeed.