Zugzwang : Writing

To Grip a Pen

To Grip a Pen

A Poem by Zugzwang


Any number of styles existfor holding one's pen -The Asian is different to the European;the lower two fingers bunchedinto a truncated fist,planted fir..
Under the Stars

Under the Stars

A Poem by Zugzwang


This is a practice piece for a course I'm doing- a Ghazal
Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

A Poem by Zugzwang


On the ocean of consciousness, sheer white cliffspronounce the presenceof the parts of ourselvesthat we choose to see.But our icebergdoes not bob on t..
A Date with Destiny

A Date with Destiny

A Poem by Zugzwang


The girl with blue eyessquats in the shadows.A concrete-honed switchbladewinks prettilyfrom out of the gloom.The thin blade screamsfor you to come clo..
The Barefoot Rich Kids

The Barefoot Rich Kids

A Poem by Zugzwang


The barefoot rich kidsare singing 'California Dreaming'in the mall again.Their voices are harmonious, pure, oh-so-sincere, and totally devoid of soul...
Forbidden Magic

Forbidden Magic

A Poem by Zugzwang


I have placed enchanted locks on the peaks and valleys of my mind - they are a mystery to me, as captivating and enigmatic as any lost continent...
The winter crows

The winter crows

A Poem by Zugzwang


The winter crows are back, cawing about God knows what; robbing nests, spearing baby birds, and sundry other ..
Offering

Offering

A Poem by Zugzwang


This morning, A kookaburra call Split the silence Just as I was offering incense In the predawn gloom. I can hear it's echo Even now.
Haiku

Haiku

A Poem by Zugzwang


Practitionersof the way dance unmoving;a flute with no holes.Crippled Cold Mountaindidn't care a fig for rules;He spoke with the clouds.A stick of inc..
A little Holocaust

A little Holocaust

A Poem by Zugzwang


In my little holocaust, I despaired as the most treasured parts of mewere wrested away,and I was made to watchas they were vivisected, or gassed, or j..

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