Thursday, August 29, 2013

I took the longest writing Jenith Charpentier's poem because I think she's such a swell poet. I re-read her chapbook for inspiration and noticed that the poem August Woman had delicious words ending every line. So I took all of the end-line-words and put them in backward order to start the lines of the poem I would write for her. August and September have always been my favorite months - the last slow punch of summer, the first flirt of fall, and here we find ourselves now, in August turning into September. So here's a first draft of September Woman, for Jenith. Thanks, Jenith.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Poem for Cory

A Poem for Cory by Ginna Funk Wallace
A poem about cigars!

Made for this fundraiser.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rough Draft for Paul

Hey, Paul.
Tell me what it’s like to be a house.
To have a ten bedroom heart,
ten beds per room,
room for all, tell me what it’s like
to be a hallway
lined with couches, hung
with art, a kitchen
with food for days, we’re talking
good, local, farmer’s market cheese and bread
beets like garnets and snapping peas,
tell me please, what it’s like
to wear a wraparound porch smile
on your face every day.
While others wear masks you use joy
like the lightest of make-ups, just a little
brush here and there, rubbing off
on all your kisses, like whitewashing
your picket fence, your fence with no gate
so it can never, ever be closed.

Tell me what it’s like to be water.
To be fluid and unabashedly changing,
to be change as a constant, to be constant
as an ocean, to be really
worth your salt, to exist in all places at once
in all your states, to be the color of truth,
not of sadness but still to be there
when we cry, to give birth
to everyone you love.

Tell me what it’s like to be naked:
no costumes, no barriers,
no defenses, no lies, to be bare,
to be open, an unpainted house,
water in its vapor state, unadorned,
revealing and revealed, to exist
in your most pure form, to be free
to dance on a rooftop at sunset,
to be truthful,
truly, tell me

so I can learn to be that, too.

I made a videopome!

I wrote a poem, and then I made a video for it.  I hope you enjoy this little two-minute project!  It's a poem I wrote during this past April's 30/30 NaPoWriMo.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I've been having a rather rough time of it financially due to having to leave my previous life.  In order to start a new one, I'm holding a fundraiser.  But I'm not begging, I'm making deals, and you get to select what sort of deal you'd like!

Please consider helping me out, or at the very least, sharing this link with your friends.

Thanks a mint!