Poem: The Computer Helps You Lie – 30/06/20

The computer helps you lie, it’s a well-known fact of life, the ability to dance fingertips on keys like the Devil’s never-ending trill.   They fly across, a flurry, and suddenly, without me knowing, fiction has taken over, that’s welcome news to me.   No more disguising of one’s facts, like bullets shot impolitely, rat-a-tat-tat, [...]

Improvisational Poetry: “The Cacophony Cease!” – (Poem, Recording, Discussion) – 28/06/20

https://soundcloud.com/user-894707136/the-cacophony-cease-spoken-word-poetryimprovisation-by-lauren-m-hancock Click image to listen to "The Cacophony Cease!" in browser or on SoundCloud. Method discussion below poem. "The Cacophony Cease!" I feel the reverberation through my fingertips, through my bones, into my marrow,   a source of quiet vitality in which I encase certain memories, certain experiences, so potent and noxious they should only [...]

Poem: A Second Wave? – 27/06/20

The world is tense, while some are carefree,   double digits daily, this is gravely worrying.   Have we become too lax with social distancing?   Family gatherings with warm kisses and hugs, entering personal territory?   Outbreaks in differing neighbourhoods, participation in public protesting: some finger-point the blame,   as they fought for rights [...]

Poem: Thank You – 27/06/20

Sometimes I don’t feel like writing, but something compels me to create,   to dig deep beneath the superficial, to find something meaty, or rich like marrow, a delicious read to taste.   Something tantalizing, that the reader will hunger for, whetting the appetite, will palatable words soar?   What can I create? What can [...]