Author Archive for ekswitaj

Sunday Small Stone 75

dry rust spider scuttles out from under daddy longlegs on the sand tile tilted _______as the rain Related articles Hairy Ball Turns Into Hundreds Of Daddy Longlegs (geekologie.com) Daddy longlegs once had 4 eyes – Atlanta Journal Constitution (ajc.com) Man…

Sunday Small Stone 74

black wisp on petrichor concrete twists from jellyfish through fall -en cloud and rests as discarded bag Related articles Word of the Day — Petrichor (trolldens.blogspot.com) Hail and Petrichor (vinauverre.wordpress.com) ‘Petrichor’ – what does it mean? (sphinxandsibylline.wordpress.com) Petrichor (rwdwhbiii.wordpress.com) the…

Sunday Small Stone 73

gut-check—cramp mud dries tonight like lingering fart—the moon half-smoked out by palm   NB: This poem, especially the third line, is best appreciated in poet voice.   Related articles My silent friends — Haibun #73 (hugauga.wordpress.com) Wind and Water and…

Sunday Small Stone 72

two trunks like fallen men—slump and lie against the blue fence that doesn’t match __yet the sky Related articles Small Stones Poetry (failingathaiku.wordpress.com) From my Fingertips / Summer Night (Haiku) (blogitorloseit.com) Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki ‘A Flash of Lightning”* (esengasvoice.wordpress.com)…

Beyond Trigger Warnings

I have seen good arguments against trigger warnings in the classroom and bad ones (sometimes in the same article). As I have said before, I oppose mandatory trigger warnings in higher education. But I want to move beyond arguing about…

Sunday Small Stone 71

sleepless pink ____only cloud between the still black palms Related articles Sunday Small Stone #27 (elizabethkateswitaj.net) Stone Language (poetryfoundation.org)