December 31st, 2017

walking the beat

Poem: "Neither Are You Free"

This poem came out of the December 6, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It fills the "Hard Work" square in my 12-1-16 card for the iPod Shuffle Music Fest. This poem is the freebie for the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $100 goal. It belongs to the series Walking the Beat.

Warning: This poem features the aftermath of a store robbery and people feeling upset about that. Please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "Pinballs in a Broken Machine"

This poem came out of the September 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] callibr8. It also fills the "code of honor" square in my 9-1-17 card for the Pirate Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored out of the general fund left over from the Holiday Poetry Sale. We didn't have an open epic, so I just picked the one closest to the available amount. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains a lot of misery. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features extremely negative experiences in foster care, a not-very-legal disruption of adoption, due to bribing a judge, forcible separation of already attachment-damaged preschoolers from their adoptive parents, ethical dilemmas, and a superhero becoming a supervillain for the sake of salvaging his family. It may be especially hard on readers with difficult experiences in foster care, adoption, or legal matters. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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