The Death of a Popsicle

Ladies and gentlemen, if I may so say a few more words about our friend, who met her end when sat by famished birds: She lived a spotlight life you see, too sweet to be ignored, that’s why through panegyric, every cockroach states they’re floored. A model in the making when to Phoenix, she was…

The Clever Man

There once lived a man who was clever who thought he’d invest in a lever. One dime for each yank, attached to a bank, he’d coin as  ‘A Gripping Endeavor’. -Amy Struthers

Flashback Folder: First published poem

Howdy y’all, This poem marks a significant milestone in my life, as it was the first time a piece I’d written was chosen for publication. I do apologize for the glare on the glass. Fun facts: The parents in The Closest to the Star were given the last name ‘Carter’ as this teacher left a significant…

Ira and his Idioms

Ira was a pensive boy who loved to speak his mind, until he thought upon a phrase which faced him in a bind. “Speak my mind?” What does that mean? Does it mean my brain can talk? Is it French or Dutch? Does it shout too much? Is its aim to simply mock? When someone…

Chores in Neverland

One starry night in London, and on that very night, as Wendy went to take a nap, a shadow caught her sight. She heard a flute and to her shock, she thought she caught a man, whizzing by her window light, who fable labeled Pan. Polite and boyish, half grown up and stubborn as could…

The Wick and the Flame

“Ephemeral flame,” did cry the wick “My head is rather hot”, to which the flame did chortle back, “A cold is what you’ve caught!” “Oh no, dear flame that cannot be, for I feel a forming chip. Surely, if there is no chill then reason rings I’ll drip!” “Why ever do you think that’s so?”…

The Sock Monster

It’s not your average apple worm, as its diet isn’t fruit. It prefers fresh thread to keep it fed enough to scoff at boot. If you’ve ever wondered how that hole appeared on your big toe, say ‘hello’ to Mr. ChewyUp, whose thirst will only grow. – Amy Struthers

The ENFP

Energetic and magnetic, turning effervescent charm. Compassing compassion by ambition of the arm. Independent and impartial on the subject of reflection. Satisfied in singleness, while courted to connection. Accustomed to allegro, while andante rounds our ridges. Juxtaposing judges with the building of our bridges. Persistent and consistent in the matters of the heart. Content in…

Make A Wish (Rhyme and Prose version)

I’ve a wish to meet this Superman with arms that bear such steel, but the trouble is my Superman is fighting hard to heal.   I’ve a wish to meet this Superman they said is made of lead, but the trouble is my hero is confined to hospice bed.   He bounces back with vigor,…