"Twixt the Hand and Brain"

What use a pencil forced to write
What’s written has no draw
A vision, timeless yes, but trite
When bitten by that I saw
The trouble twixt the hand and brain
Ideas too strong to fit
And listening to the lack of rain
Alone and blocked I sit
Full dozen items on a list
Of NaCreSoMo glory
But two yet checked, the others missed
Amidst my other story
But we have yet a week to go
and more, until the end
And I tomorrow surely know
That flow of creativity
Shall begin again.

"Icons"

Sixteen wide by just twelve tall
Can you believe they were once that small?
Tiny glyphs for tiny screens
Black and white, to set the scenes

For worlds to come, what brave unknown
And how the little pics have grown!
1-9-2 too small to see
With 2x, 3x density

Today, none would ever think
To outline squares in virtual ink
A full-sized image, in full color too
That is what it means to you
That is what we’ve all come to view
 

And how curious it is, the Mac
Once the first, now pushing back
Against the colored squares,…

Losing Sleep

Lately I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Lying and wondering what you’d think of me
You know I know you might take it pretty hard
But we’re past counting blows now
We’ve only come so far

This light has bought us borrowed time
Spool my heart out on a line
But if this is the end that’s fine
I’ll pay the price and get what’s mine

Oh, but are we now old?
Lies, if the truth be told
Cause all that glitters is not gold
And sometimes you just have to fold

I, I, I feel something so right doing…

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  4. 2015-09-20 Unending
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  6. 2015-09-14 The Assassin and the Wanderer
  7. 2015-09-13 Jack be nimble, Jack be Swift (TM)
  8. 2015-09-12 45 Self-Adhesive Security Lined Envelopes
  9. 2015-09-10 Bigger On The Inside Of The Death Star
  10. 2015-09-09 What did the penguin say to the chicken?
  11. 2015-09-08 The Space in the In-Between
  12. 2015-09-07 Floating Laptops
  13. 2015-09-06 stranger in a box
  14. 2015-09-05 qa and the developers tears
  15. 2015-09-04 vibrant red things awaken gently
  16. 2015-09-02 Eighteen Wizards, Two Kobolds, And A Dragon
  17. 2015-09-01 The Unbearable Politeness of Being
  18. 2015-03-30 "Bechdel Tests"
  19. 2015-03-19 zsh Seuss
  20. 2014-09-29 Krakatoa 1883
  21. 2014-09-28 "Down"
  22. 2014-09-26 (a sedoka)
  23. 2014-09-25 Iambic kilometer
  24. 2014-09-22 it started with a fart
  25. 2014-09-20 Hgalkh! 3AM!
  26. 2014-09-19 Cockroaches in a sink
  27. 2014-09-18 Not growing up, just burning out
  28. 2014-09-17 Charging Station
  29. 2014-09-16 The Broken Door
  30. 2014-09-14 A Primer of Urban Physics
  31. 2014-09-13 Lingua Franca
  32. 2014-09-12 From Imperceptible Amelioration to Inevitable Fragmentation
  33. 2014-09-11 Democratically Elected Poems Don't Have Titles
  34. 2014-09-10 I am a tree, you are a bee
  35. 2014-09-09 Alternate Universe Nega Jordy Takes Over the World!
  36. 2014-09-08 Writing Home
  37. 2014-09-07 This sounds fun 😉
  38. 2014-09-06 Fifty seven
  39. 2014-09-05 Incidental Stuffs Forward Falling Bluffs
  40. 2014-09-04 The Golden Goal
  41. 2014-09-03 The Noodle Incident
  42. 2014-09-01 The Only Thing Left is Google
  43. 2014-03-29 Pop Song Interlude
  44. 2014-03-25 "Self Editing"
  45. 2014-03-21 Parents
  46. 2014-03-17 Paint
  47. 2014-03-13 More Riddle Poems
  48. 2014-03-07 Light Reading for Up-Goer Five
  49. 2013-09-30 lost on me
  50. 2013-09-29 The Ballad of Joe Programmer
  51. 2013-09-28 Chainsaw Dynamo
  52. 2013-09-27 The Future I Envisioned
  53. 2013-09-26 Life is Beautiful!
  54. 2013-09-25 What lego said to playdough
  55. 2013-09-24 Almost learned
  56. 2013-09-22 Stephany
  57. 2013-09-21 Soul. Sole. Seoul.
  58. 2013-09-20 Not Quite Human
  59. 2013-09-19 Magikarp! I choose you!
  60. 2013-09-18 Ode to Limbaugh
  61. 2013-09-17 the story begins anew
  62. 2013-09-16 Holy Jesus Christ in a Milk Pail
  63. 2013-09-15 Double-edged Sword
  64. 2013-09-14 Made of Tape and Wire
  65. 2013-09-13 Berkeley Triangle Man
  66. 2013-09-11 Haven't we met?
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  68. 2013-09-09 expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘*’ token
  69. 2013-09-08 Surprise me
  70. 2013-09-05 More than PRose
  71. 2013-09-03 Lucky Penny
  72. 2013-09-02 Never Mind Reality
  73. 2013-09-01 nyarf
  74. 2013-03-30 NaCreSoMo Status Update
  75. 2013-03-17 Reciprocity
  76. 2013-03-14 Self-Descriptive Poetry
  77. 2013-03-09 A Slightly Different Yellow Submarine
  78. 2013-03-01 Haha Punctuation
  79. 2012-09-29 A Reasonable Title
  80. 2012-09-28 are you sure shel sells sea shells by the shore?
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  83. 2012-09-23 Ode to a Crotchety Nun
  84. 2012-09-21 Living in a Dreamworld
  85. 2012-09-19 The flirt was up to no good
  86. 2012-09-17 Freedom from thought
  87. 2012-09-16 The Prophet
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  89. 2012-09-14 BARTing on the BART
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  102. 2010-12-27 On the Perils of Allowing Partial Credit
  103. 2010-12-26 Off by 1 errors and the face palm of justice
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  110. 2010-12-16 Love, or How I Conquered the World
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