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Avocado Al Dente

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Avocado Al Dente Change you lens,eagle eye, who of the eyeinside the solitary plight discerns our pentad vision: overripewith images, carved like woodcuts Hardened...

Hades

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Hades In The Odyssey Homer describes Odysseus entering the underworld, where he meets the spirit of his mother. She’s quite shocked, disheartened to see...

My COVID-19

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact My COVID-19 They close the gym and soon after my muscles get sore: neck and back.Then low grade fever. Low grade.One morning in fourth grade I woke up with an aching...

In a Gravitational Meadow

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact In a Gravitational Meadow  Watering the arid landWith tears, newsprint forms a compost.I remember my dead parents and abandoned daughter. I desecrate the tattered...

Lonely Bird

A fish crow perches on the terrace below me   tastes the sea watches the morning fog   far from her nest she cries for the birds she loves   calls out to others gathered in isolation   Gentle chirps Not a shriek, but a song...