Send Me the Raintoday, they're all talking about the fires.Send Me the Rain3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the people on TV, the voices on the radio,
the mouths that open and whisper
and softly touch tongues. even the sky is
revealing black plumes of smoke,
flaunting shameless and seductive curves.
the rain's been too dry and the lightning
isn't wet enough, panic is
rising out of control in this
burning city. that's
we have a crisis on
our hands- the balloons are
running out of air and even
the experts don't really know why,
and on top of those sinking rubber toys
my soul is losing moisture
faster than the crackling grass under the duress of flame.
i'm starting to see the subtle luscious contours
i might not exactly be news-worthy
but if i catch, then
the forest might too.
i'm considered a reasonable loss, however.
they heard it might storm tomorrow. and everybody knows
that means they'll be safe-
because they all talk about it.
it almost stormed-
the sky spat and then
thought better of it,
nooks and cranniesi like the darknooks and crannies1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
spaces between your ribs.
i can nest within the
catacombs of your mind
burrowing deep into
like a memory left
i’ll find nooks and crannies
you never knew
you had and i’ll
fill them full with
they’ll be my
(x will always
mark the spot.)
i like the dark
spaces between your ribs;
their shadows caress me to
sleep while images of
dance in my eyes.
Civilization Builder Questionnaire for WritersBased on the Seven Rules of CivilizationCivilization Builder Questionnaire for Writers2 years ago in Writing More Like This
-Planned of Unplanned Cities? Why?
-What kinds of transportation are used, and how is traffic managed?
-How is sanitation managed?
-Symbolic or Pictoral written language? Why?
-Where did the system of writing come from?
-How is literacy taught? To whom is literacy taught, when in their lives, and why?
-How is written language stored (what medium)? Where and by whom?
-What kind of religious system? Monotheistic/Polytheistic/Monistic/Animistic/Some Combination?
-What beliefs are included about origins and destiny?
-What kinds of morality is espoused and why?
-What kinds of religious rituals are observed? By whom? What happens? Where? Why?
Political Structure (Organized Government)
-What government system: Autocracy/Democracy/Oligarchy/Theocracy? How did this come to be?