Poems by Michael T. Smith

  Chinchilla    A little guy scurried in the patched grass to climb a mountain as tall as his will. His stomach steered him up the damned pass                      to heights that greedily starve the air thin          so that the heat could not follow his chasse.               In the tight grasp of the Year of the … Continue reading Poems by Michael T. Smith

“Ubermensch”

By Thomas Page I am student teaching a senior level class in Washington, DC. They have to write some poems on these prompts. I decided to try all 30 of them. However, I will not say what the prompt was but what its number was. Prompt #2 This isn’t all that it’s cracked up to … Continue reading “Ubermensch”

“Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)

By Thomas Page A father and son, Telemachus and The lost Odysseus Penelope’s basket and Sisyphus’ rock; Both always undone Dyed-blue bearded god, Brother heavenly thundered, Mimics by shaking Homer’s xenia, Custom hospitality, Stories and cyclops Boiling marrow Dry from bones, fear slowly cooks Courage from strong legs The eagle and geese War in Penelope’s … Continue reading “Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)