Tag: Poets United

Oedipal Complex

Attic cup: Oedipus and the Sphinx Oedipus and the Sphinx, interior of an Attic red-figured kylix (cup or drinking vessel), c. 470 BCE; in the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, the Vatican Museums, Rome. Album/Oronoz/SuperStock     How did you miss the signs, Oedipus? You, for whom the riddle of the Sphinx held no fear?   […]

Tending wildfires: A #haibun

  “What if …?”   And the catasrophizing begins. The breaks fail. The school finds out I’m a fraud. The well of inspiration dries. The missles launch as the last potable water evaporates. Or the inevitable destiny to live ’til I die in a box on skid row […]