Simile and Metaphor as Non-Rhyming Couplets

“Hate” is shitty art.
Shitty art is mouth breathing.

Sports are like pie.
Pie is cake’s sophisticated sibling.

Distant love is salad cravings.
Salad cravings is water cravings following whiskey.

Metal grates are nailed chalkboards.
My brain’s a soft-boiled egg.

“Conservative Christianity” is Nascar.
Nascar is sneeze guards.

Cow milk is food for cows. This isn’t a metaphor.
Cow milk’s not for people. Cow’s are who it’s for.

Simile and Metaphor as Non-Rhyming Couplets

We Are Blank Stares and Walls Full of Past and Present

drawing by Dan DiPiero

Expression of mind,
flows through pen over paper.
Thought is laid with ink.

I/We are/am at home with
lined paper; blank it beckons.
Precise, honest, raw.

A first draft or a
letter or postcard; a note.
We are what we share.

And the thoughts of those
who came before us, change us.
And we change the air.

We Are Blank Stares and Walls Full of Past and Present

Writing Haiku AND Understanding the Sonic Bonus Level That is My Brain

To write haiku is
for me to delve to the deep
darkness in my brain,

and find the truest
and most reliable thought
and shove it into

some sort of semblance
of seventeen characters
that represent one.

#emotionsareannoying
#brainsarebotheasyandhard

Writing Haiku AND Understanding the Sonic Bonus Level That is My Brain

GUEST SUBMISSION #8 – “The Way I See It”

by Mike “Nobody Nonperson” Witter

looked out the window,
saw the possibilities
drifting through the air.

so i went outside,
experienced nouns, via verbs.
no punctuation

i always see it
the way i think i should have…
in spite of the truth.

(sometimes, not always:
i over-think when i o-
ver-drink over time)

“the truth hurts” they say…
but only if you don’t live
honestly and true.

GUEST SUBMISSION #8 – “The Way I See It”