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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Seven-Minute Micro Poetry: The Burning Pit of Men

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Seven-minute micro poetry (#7MMP) is a writing exercise aimed at getting the creative engine started. An AI-generated image serves as a jumping-off point for writing. You have seven minutes from the moment your pen touches paper.

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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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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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All of This

All of the universe All of the stars Contained in a cup Ever expanding psalms

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Tanka #2

We are but cobwebsInside a plundered palaceForeign to our hostDrifting on midnight’s zephyrDying to remain instilled

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Lovebirds

New love so saccharine, cherubs watch from on highBlushing as we writhe in angelic ecstasyYour voice will sufficeDrown out a judgemental dirgeDoves & crows sing jealouslyTwo hearts heave—a frantic mergeOne half of the same soulSeparate wings make us whole

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Breathless

Panic stationsThe conductor’s missingAnd this train’s gone off the railsPupils in dilationNo light, just chemicalExhale Lost to temptationScrambled informationInhale A Bullet punctures the basionSanity’s cost of livingMental hangnailTorn offBreathing fails

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