February 10th, 2016


Poem: "Wonderful in Its Own Way"

This is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Paantha. It also fills the "first kiss" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes consensual romantic activity that abruptly goes awry due to nobody's fault, nonverbal revocation of consent and prompt halting of activity, a minor panic attack, sexual confusion, some very awkward conversation trying to figure out what's going on, and other challenges. They do make up quickly, but don't go back to kissing in this scene. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Marching Papers and Plowshares"

Based on an audience poll, this is the free epic for the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl meeting its $200 goal. It came out of the January 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Rhodielady_47 and also fills the "against all odds" square in my 1-4-16 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Astin thread of the series An Army of One.

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