Clouds cover the tips of the mountainscutting them in half withtheir wide swatch of whitenessOthers dip down to meet the seacreating an ethereal misty effectThe waters dotted by small fishing boatsdesolate but beautiful in its desolationIsolated from the worldaccessible only by sea or skyNo billboards, no neon lightsJust moon, sun and starsThe only signs of … Continue reading In Awe of the Whales by Linda Freedland
all the lingering looksall the pretty wordsall the loveall the hateand everythingin betweenhow are we supposed to sleep?how are we supposed to cryand carry tearsforall the lost time? just listen nowtoall our laughs and cracklesboomingin thealleycoming fromourcrackedlips.
James is the brothernot possible in childhoodwhere work wasexpected and demandedand caregiving,not companionship,with the youngers.Together we playwith wordsand information –who can surprisethe other?Now separated welong for each other.Will there be reunion?Some day or time, for surebut possibly…beyond place or time.
Six-inches, flat as a pancake,Wonder Woman’s superhuman musculatureA gift from Greek deitiesStands tall on the windowsill byMy kitchen sink. The strength of Superman combinedWith femininity, beauty, and innocencePrincess of ThemysciraKnown undercover crime-fighterDiana Prince. American icon birthed ofClay October twenty-first 1941.To heal society’s illsWorld War II fighter to run outNazi evil. Woman doctor and scientistSociety’s fashion … Continue reading My First Epic by Karen Davidson
He came to my door.And he blew right straight through. “Don’t you think that’s a bit rude, even for you.You could have tried knocking, maybe ringing the bell.” Super Gigboy sneered. “I’m pretty pissedbut I’m sure you can tell.” “I have no idea. I haven’t a clue.” “Don’t play coy with me. It had to … Continue reading Wonder Woman of the Web by Linda Freedland
Wonder Woman knocked on my doorI was busy sweeping the floor.“Put down your broom and talk to me”I’m busy now, can’t you see?“Chores can wait, there’s more to life”Chores can’t wait, they build up strife“The only strife is what you make”Running a house is no piece of cake“Take a moment, come here and sit”Housework won’t … Continue reading A Visit from Wonder Woman by Judyann Grant
You fly in here and boast that you are heWho makes Communication work. Absurd!Sit down, but first take off that stupid flea-Worn cape. You want some tea? Shhh-- not a word.The Tow’r of Babel is your beau idealAnd I’d agree that we have made a messOf co-existing. But, you know, old pal,We poets turn your … Continue reading An English Sonnet: For DJT by Paul Lamar
my eyes were rivetedto her waistthe golden lassoneatly coiledDianaher eyes were darkpools seeing alli tried to hideshe saw my soulhands creptto the sparkling fiberstellshe whisperedit felt like armscircling mecomforting mestopi will freeze your hearti have frozen minethe powerwithin
Power, when it comes,comes powerfully.Frightening a world.Superbeings, ragingwith strength, able to fly,disappear, read your mind,see your bones and organs.Fighting, always fightingeven when they win.In my comic book life,I don’t seem superor even very powerful.Able to say anythingto anyone. With an earto hear, a mind to mind.Language, in the end,is what makes us men(and more than … Continue reading Beyond by Ruth Ann Dandrea