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TGAP 3 Week 45 submitted February 6, 2012

The spine of the man

ifest was broken, leak

ing a reflection of me

into my world. The poet

had thrust the kind

of loss – when your

children, grow

ing beyond

your walls are talk

ing of getting out

of this place. Wait

ing, they’ll

 

take the new car

to California; find

a self in all this

mess of ink.


Weird coincidences abound. Yesterday, the poem “Analyzing Distance 1” was a reaction to Bush banning photos of the coffins of US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan from being published by the press. It was next in line for republishing yesterday – amidst the current BountyGate controversy and a meme created with Trump and Putin sitting on the flag-draped coffin of one of our soldiers. “Utensils” poem #43 was a call to inspiration; this is what I’m trying to do now – I know that I’m only half alive when not writing.

Today, this is the next poem in line as I am literally en route to CA with my daughter, who’s moving there. These poems were written in 2012. They are still meaningful for me now. In need of revision, but meaningful. The first line is borrowed from Yusef Komunyakaa. Meanwhile, this mess of ink.

This is my submission for Week 45 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3.  

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 44 submitted January 31, 2012




When we’re young how we

Long to be close to the trauma.

 

The boy who shot himself in

The head becomes the brother

Of the sister you

Made jelly with in Home Ec;

 

That girl in the coma,

The one who drove her truck

Into the river? Yeah,

She gave me a ride home.

Once.

 

The kid who’d lost

His hair and never

Returned, sends us

Pouring out the front

Steps of the church,

Play doh through the brains

of the Fuzzy Pumper

Barbershop ready for a trim.

 

Older, now, we like

Our tragedy further away,

A war fought overseas, and

When the bodies come back

Under flags, we

Don’t want photos.





This is my submission for Week 44 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3.  

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 43 submitted January 26, 2012

Image from “If I Were an Artist” by Ashley Davene

I can write with recesses of memory-
broken swings and hearted-boys.
 
I can write with each ounce of
truth I tried to shake
out of your mouth.
 
I can write with lazy summer
days under a hot Tuscan sun.
 
I can write with dripping
dizziness memories of the way
I loved you.
 
I can write with meth-
lab nights and heroin
afternoons.
 
I can write with coffee stains.
 
I can write with twinkling
lights of good things past.
 
I can write with the icy
fingers of my righteous anger.
 
I can write with a broken, shy
little girl in a yellow, satin nightgown.
 
I can write with the loss of you.

This is my submission for Week 43 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3.  The art work is by fellow Geek & my sister, Ashley Davene. This visual art accompanies her poem “If I Were an Artist,” which demonstrates that we were on a similar wave-length that week.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 36 submitted December 4, 2011

Share the Light by Photobug Shar
You ask the question;
How long will I
Choose to wander my
Desert of dissatisfaction?
 
Refusing all you have
offered in drink, from
Evian to Cabernet,
 
My lips blister.
Instead, I spiral
down drowning thoughts
 
And thirst. No nutshell
Is quite big enough
For this sorrow. All is
 
Bad if thinking
Makes it so.

This is my submission for Week 36 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3.  The art work is by fellow Geek Photobug Shar.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

Hello Word Press Friends,

I’m trying something new during our quarantine. Some of my musician friends are live streaming their music, since they cannot play out, so I’ve decided to live stream some poetry.

This evening, Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 6:30pm EST, I will be live streaming some of my poetry from my author Facebook page to raise money for GLSEN New Hampshire. Tonight would have been our annual Prom OUTLoud! to be held in Manchester, NH.

Please join me at https://www.facebook.com/ladydictionwriter/

If you would like to donate to GLSEN NH I have set up a fundraiser on Facebook. You can also donate directly here.

Thank you!

~Heather

TGAP3 Week 34 submitted November 23, 2011

Le Reve by Pablo Picasso
She looks young,
Sad. I imagine the room
A library.
 
She rests her arms
Over a book and mourns.
She is blue, after all.
 
She wears a bracelet.
How does he 
Create this colour?
 
The blue in contrast,
Directly, with yellow;
Its compliment
 
Sky to sun
Sadness to sunshine
Cowardice to wishes
 
Cradle your head
Young, ponytailed
Girl and weep.
 
Sometimes that is
All there is
To be done.

This is my submission Week 34 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. The art work is by fellow Geek Pablo Picasso.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 33 submitted November 16, 2011

Death lurks from behind
The wall of paint. The young
Lovers never knew that first
 
Night they met that he’d be
There always – waiting
For their coming soon.
 
His green hair plastered
Down, he plans for your
Demise over a jar of
 
Mayonnaise. Black spots-
Or is it ink – seal the deal.
A young girl who’ll
 
Stab herself in the breast
Rather than live another
Crypt kept moment without.
 
Gosh, she barely breathed
Three minutes betwixt his
Drink and her awakening and
 
The dagger in the chest
is always a promise
in the mist of the cave.




This is my submission Week 33 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. 
 

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 


We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 31 submitted October 30, 2011 Artwork by fellow geek Gina Martin.

Gina Martin
We suddenly find ourselves,
The X, sandwiched between slices
Of booming babies and me, me,
 
Me; it’s all about me. We fumble
With our own latchkeys chained loosely
Around our young necks – dolled
Out by parents with key
Parties of their own.
 
We escaped the dim
Of Disney Princess pressed
Identity. Trusted John Hughes
To chronicle our youth instead.
 
We could have had a prophet
In Kurt Cobain, but he found
His gun too soon. Now, he’s dead.
 
So, shovel your blind promises, this October
Snow, over our heads and give us
Time to lace up our Doc Martens
Before we plough in to help you
Clean up this mess.

This is my submission Week 31 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project. The art work is by fellow Geek  Gina Martin.

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 29 submitted October 17, 2011 Artwork by Michael S. Piper

Rise Up by Mike Piper
Childhood you’ve stomped
Through my life; twice
I’ve lost you and promises
 
Say you’ll leave again. Waltzing
Through, stirring up the ballroom,
And leaving faster than Cinderella,
 
On the mother who’s just
Getting started. One day, you’re
Crying, needing every thing,
 
Clinging to sweaters
When I try to leave.
Lasso that moment
 
And the moon. I’ll read
Love You Forever
One more time
 
Before your shoe
Tumbles down
Behind you as you run.






This is my submission Week 29 of the TwinGeekz Artz Project 3 The art work is by fellow Geek Michael S. Piper. Be sure to check out his new art workz here. 

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 
We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

TGAP 3 Week 28 Submitted October 10, 2011 Artwork by w.c. pelon.

Anime Style Wallpaper by WC Pelon
Reflect upon each twist
Of phrase, (Your younger
days.) The way verb follows
Noun follows adjective or
(college follows
 
decision follows high
school parties) article. Note if
Stanzas work – the sounds
Of lines. (Know the fines
when reading for rhymes.)
 
Discover a clear theme. Meaning:
Your gift to the world. Now,
You must murder what
You have created. (And know
your decision here will be
questioned before it’s
celebrated.)

This is my submission Week 28 of the Twin Geekz Artz Project 3. The art work is by fellow Geek w.c. pelon,

TwinGeekz is a loose affiliation of loose affiliates in New Hampshire who began the TwinGeekz Artz Project challenge in May of 2005; the task was for each of the original seven participants to produce and submit a piece of art every week for one year.  Every artist succeeded in completing their 52 pieces of art, and thus the TGAP theory was proven: “all creativity needs is a deadline”. 

We grew each of the three years that the project continued. It’s time to bring it back.  Join us?

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