Saturday, April 30, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Thirty: Now That It's Over

now it's over
maybe I can visit blogs
read what's written.

written 4/30/16 for

 I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

Friday, April 29, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Nine: A Good Day To Cry

doctor saddens me
still I binge watch compulsively
today's for sobbing.

written 4/29/16 for

He gets to me, the Doctor does.

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Eight: An Odd Sort of NaPo

four things scheduled
in as many days, my
depression is pissed.

written 4/29/16 for

This has been a weird NaPo year for me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Seven: Don't Blink

my son fanboys
Weeping Angels, watching with me
growing during blinks

written 4/27/16

My little fellow is growing up too fast. 

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Six: Happy Birthday Jo

so much accomplished
in such a short time
deserves our celebrations!

written 4/27/16 for

So for the 26th, my daughter participated in the Special Olympics, and my friend Jo had both a birthday and a film screening. It was a good day.

Monday, April 25, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Five: Help Me Out

coughing up frogs
that's gotta mean something like
armageddon or ...

written 4/25/16

Holy fuck, I have run outta words. I have failed my form. What would fit? Butts? Hemorrhoids? Constipation? Republicans? Feminazis? (yes, I am still pissed about that.)

I am open to suggestions.

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four: I Thought I Had Posted A Poem

Saturday night
I dreamed that my throat
was sore
        just a little twinge every tenth swallow

and my mouth felt fluffy
even after eating blackberries

so i looked in the mirror and moths
black and more lovebug
than moth looking
were crawling on my teeth
        which were purple from the blackberries
and the moths, which i knew were moths
and not lovebugs because
my mouth felt glimmery

those lovebug looking moths
wouldn't get out of my mouth
until i spit
and then they were dead
their wadded bodies in the sink

and my throat twinged and made me cough

i coughed up a handful of muck
which turned out to be a bunch of baby green frogs
looking at me like
what the fuck, heidi?

and i was unsure if they were upset
that they were in my throat
or that i had coughed them up.

as it occurred to me to be
freaked out

i woke up

with a twinge in my throat on the tenth swallow.

and i learned that if you google
"dream of coughing up f"
it will auto suggest

which, to me, is next level freaky shit.

which is why i am writing this on the twenty-fifth instead the twenty-fourth.

written 4/25/16 for

I have some fucked up dreams y'all.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three: Ouroborous

everything in decay
breaking without warning requesting new
start again tomorrow.

written 4/23/16 for

What would I do without Collom Lunes?

Friday, April 22, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Two: The Oak Tree

erupting in green
new leaves reach towards sun
shading the yard.

written 4/22/16 for

Thursday, April 21, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-One: Standing Vigil

across the yard
the gingerbread children watch silently
the witch beckons.

written 4/21/16 for

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty: Tardy

I'm a racetrack-turtle
Moving too fast and creeping
Early for tardiness.

written 4/20/21 for

I'd be on time if I lived on the west coast, but, as it is, I am a little late with a scrawled and token kenning.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Nineteen: How To Get Out of Trouble

Why are there melted chocolate chips in the bed?!?!?!?!!
My six year old freezes midstep, and turns to look at me.

Mom, that was so kind of you to buy those chocolate chips
and you're such a good cheffer at making cookies.


You look really pretty with the white streaks in your hair.


I crack first.

Then he laughs with me.

Get outta here kid and go clean off those chocolate chips!
You're still in trouble!!!!

I watch his curly head as he bounces off
then, absentmindedly,

go make some cookies.

written 4/19/16 for

Hey look! I'm on prompt and raising a con man!

Monday, April 18, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Eighteen: Found Feminazi Part Two: A Nice Lady


call her a name




          I made a 


 about Feminazis 


*just happened* 

to be 

p r e c e d e d 

by her comments. 






written 4/18/16 for

I will so write a motherfucker.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Seventeen: Found Feminazi



Ever try 
to argue 
-for their side- 
and simultaneously 



I'll just keep supporting 





 how I can never 

written 4/17/16 for 

So you know what happens when you troll a NaPoWriMo'er on Facebook? They turn your shit into found poetry! Troll away!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Sixteen: Hey Y'all, Let's All of Us Watch Squirm!

watching MST3K play
oversoutherned accents fighting electrified worms
makes me Squirm.

written 4/16/16 for

I am so late writing again! But I sort of wrote about something, right?

Friday, April 15, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Fifteen: Fuck You J.J. Abrams (contains spoilers)

Star Trek reboot
Let's reduce Uhura's cool to
just Spock's armcandy

and Spock's moment?
where he embraces his humanity?
given to Kirk.

one last chance
maybe you'll awaken the Force ...
You. Murdering. Bastard.

written 4/15/16 for

Fuck you so hard, J.J. Abrams! Although, I am actually putting something into the writing today. Maybe there's a lift in the Depression onset writer's block I have been experiencing. Although that may have also been wrote-something-too-emotionally-draining-and-needed-to-recover.  I also have a lot of NaPo reading to do now!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Fourteen: Nope

nope nope nope
nope nope nope NOOOOOpe nope
No.  No.  No.

written 4/14/16 for

and the real fucker of it all is that, early this morning, when I finally started to fall asleep, this, awesome free verse flowed through me and it was fierce and powerful and pissed off and sad and funny, and I can't remember one. fucking. word. of. it. and i have tried all fucking day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Thirteen: Collom Lune

expletive expletive expletive
declarative statement with emotional relevance
poem poem poem

written 4/13/16 for

Sorry for phoning it in the last few days, maybe I should put a disclaimer on these. I didn't even check out the prompt today. :(

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Twelve: Stitches

my little one
so brave when faced with
stitching up bobos.

written 4/12/16 for

Nope. Still not feeling it.

Monday, April 11, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Eleven: Writing About Not Writing

I do not want to write today
I do not care what you may say
My stomach, she is really mad
Which makes my boody really sad
So excuse me, I am on my way
To binge watch MST3K.

written 4/11/16 for

I just ain't feeling it y'all.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Ten: Off Prompt

listen to me
you will understand if just
you will listen.

written 4/10/16 for

I liked the prompt for today, but I am running late, so I just wrote this. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Nine: Idoltury

I refuse to worship
the soldier,
to give credit to the military
for the sacrifices of civilians

placing on an alter
a false profit
a negative gain
unquestioned obedience
getting credit
for the work of thugs and communists and feminazis and terrorists and hippie treehuggers

as our suffrage decreases
and our suffering increases
I resent mutilated humans flashed on facebook
as cheap inspiration porn
fueling the self gratification of fear
and ejaculating hate

send our children to made up wars
to prove your dick is bigger than
your dad's
and use their broken bodies
and shattered souls
to shame an Olympic heroine
or deny safety, mercy and grace to a refugee

i will not worship hate
i will not disrespect humanity
with false flattery
seducing the afraid and ignorant
to offer up their arms
as sacrifices

there are just some things I will not fear

written 4/9/16 for

Blarg! Today we are supposed to write something that is scary for us to write. And, yes, I totally wrote that what is scary for me is not being afraid. This is a really raw (translation: if you need to critique, tread softly, because I can't be objective about this one yet) free write free verse. I need to go write something funny now. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Eight: dandelion seeds

wishing on dandelions
send the petals flying away
bring me peace.

written 4/8/16 for

Today's post was to write about a flower. I think that dandelions are amazing and beautiful. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Seven: His Song

i'm not hungry
nor lost in the memory
saying your name

my lips name
no thirst no pseudo hungry
just the memory

tender stabbing memory
the taste of your name
it sounds hungry

the name in my memory leaves me hungry.

written 4/7/16 for 

Today's prompt was to write a tritina. And since I was writing tercets anyway ... Collom Lune! (and yes, I totally said that in my head in Gru's "lipstick taser" voice. )

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Six: Tacos Tacos Tacos

I like crunchy
spicy crisp creamy cheesy filling
tortilla wrapped heaven.

written 4/6/16 for

I want tacos for breakfast, but I don't want to go make them. I'm thinking about just having taco fixings always at the ready, just for taco emergencies such as these.  And in case you didn't see, the NaPo prompt today was to write about food.  Anyone want to bring me a taco? I'll be your best friend!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Five: My Flower

young bud blooming
blue, ivory, yellow, pink hues
my sweet girl.

written 4/5/16 for

I went off prompt today. Happy birthday to my favorite girl!

Monday, April 4, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Four: Cruel

the cruelest month
is forever the one where
I said goodbye.

written: 4/4/16 for

Blah! I am feeling a little burned out today. It seems early in the month to dread coming to a prompt. Maybe it just that it's Monday, and the weekends wear me out. Today's prompt was to write about the cruelest month. Blah+burned out+NaPo prompt=COLLOM LUNE!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Three: Hovering

i am
your biggest fan
hovering over the
line between admiration and

written: 4/3/16 for

So for day three, the prompt is to write a fan letter. Sometimes I worry that I am too much of a fangirl of whatever or whomever holds my attention.  (This is one of those times that I don't like that I lean so much to confessionalist poetry.) Also, I am totally one syllable over regulation for a cinquain.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day Two: Rock Stars

photo and poem by heidi helmer

I live in
a state of constant awe
my rock stars.

written 4/2/16

Today we are writing a family portrait.  Once again, I have chosen to write a Collom Lune because I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! Be sure to check out the NaPo site and have fun getting your poem on!

Friday, April 1, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day One: Lunar Shower

Poem a day
the challenge begins, showering April
with lovely words.

written: 4/1/16

Woohoo! It's time for NaPoWriMo! And we're starting off with lunes, which, you may remember are my most favorite form! I chose the Collom Lune for which is a tercet with word counts for each line. Lines one and three have three words and line two has five. Happy poeming y'all! (Also so counting this towards my Camp NaNoWriMo word count. All the words! Yay!)