Poem: Too Much Time – 02/07/20

I’ve too much time on my hands. For some, this would be paradise, but for me, it’s a continual, rising obsession of poetry and revisions filling my mind.   I can spend hours and hours retouching a word, retouching another phrase, here and there, rephrasing this and rewording that, the stresses of syllables hold great [...]

Poem: I Cherish – 01/07/20

I cherish: the wind whipping about my hair, the still-bitter taste of sweetened coffee – it reminds me life’s not always sweet. The taste of crunchy cereal in the evenings, the gentle tap-tapping of conscientiously-used computer keys.   The welcome inertia of remaining in bed long after a nap, the loving words spoken to me, [...]

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: 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 [...]

Poem: First and Foremost – Spoken Word and Text – 25/06/20

https://soundcloud.com/user-894707136/first-and-foremost-spoken-word-poetry-1 Jovial and content, happy, playful, sweet, a way of living has evolved from haphazard, crazed dreams.   Where I tumbled from one scene to another, trying to find where I belonged,   acceptance, love, were what I was seeking, the line thrown to reach them rigid and taut.   No more slapdash or faux [...]