SEVEN-MINUTE MICRO POETRY: A Strange Case of Acidification

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What is Seven-Minute Micro Poetry? Seven-minute micro poetry (#7MMP) is a writing exercise aimed at getting the creative engine started. A prompt image created by Artbreeder; an AI-generated image using a neural network serves as a jumping-off point for writing your micro poem. You have seven minutes from the moment your pen touches paper. You’re […]

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Tanka: A Slow Death

Every passing year, a dragon’s breath smothering the anguished tundra. I wish I took better care of this once pristine body.

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Falling Through Glass

Cerebral flagellations
shatter in three
first—a heart
your cry
then me

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Angel’s Breath

Breath upona hessonite soulbirthsc o n d e n s a t i o nEach dropleta candied memorydelicious

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Life’s A Game

Zigzagging through life’s trafficlike Frogger, hopped up on coffee,avoiding the splat.

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Where Words Wander

In every stilted word a story lies,each pregnant pause—a poem resides.In that which remains unsaid,the truest word will rear its head. A volcanic death rattle—shatters sky,the moribund calls; my fatal cry.This meek voice undeterred,yearning to be solemnly heard.

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Dreams

I dreamt of loved ones long since passedAnd conversations I hoped to haveFor time became irrelevantThese emotions surpassedInnocuous whisperingsOf what I once had

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Self-Isolation

Outblowing lexicon, a phenomenal connect-athlonFighting for facetime, speaking through screensPixelated smiles in low-rise jeans Self-Isolation—the new meditation, egoless online ID and high-rise screamsA concrete jungle; we’re monkeys with machines

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Methuselah's Crimes

Saturated hippocampusFail-states rampantMemory banksBursting at the seamsOverclockedSynthwaveSet to sine Acute trauma built-inGuilty conscienceRevelingHigh crimesOrganisedHe’s evil’sSynonym RelivedA high-defTwisted grinObtuseThe priceOf livingSin

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