ditch,

the poetry that matters

Vicki Hudson

Vicki Hudson lives in Hayward, California. Recent work has appeared in O-Dark-Thirty, Adanna, Bay Laurel, and Bluestem literary journals. She is the author of the Ebook Chow and print and Ebook No Red Pen: Writers, Writing Groups & Critique. Both Chow and No Red Pen were 2012 Global Ebook award finalists. She received a MFA from Saint Mary's College of California in 2008. Residencies include the Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat (2007), Veterans Writing Project's Veterans Writing Conference (2013), and the Napa Valley Writing Conference (2013). In 2013 she joined 84 other poets in the Pulitzer Remix project, each poet creating 30 found poems from a Pulitzer prize winning book of fiction. She is a reader for the Found Poetry Review.

 

Passage

 

falling

                        through

                                                this

                                                            life

 

                                                                        each season

                                                                                    passes while

 

we chan

     nel on

 

                                                             seeing

 

only what is in the foreground.

 

                                                                        Rarely

            with attention on the                                     k

                                                                                                     c
                        warning blurred                               a

                                                                                    in the b

 

What did you learn

                                                upon that journey

                                                                                    when you drifted sure as

                                                                                                                                    g

                                                                                                                                    r

                                                                                                                                    a

                                                                                                                                    v

                                                                                                                                    i

                                                                                                                                    t

                                                                                                                                    y

towards life's landing

 

                                                                                                                                    in the end?

 

 

Trigeminal Neuralgia - A Neurological Condition
 
 
 
silent
                                              strike
without WARNING
 
                               swift
 
                               s
                                l
                                 i
                                  t
                                   h
                                    e
                                      r
                                       ssss
 
sliding in while
 
bursting
                                              SUPERNOVA
 
surrounds
 
serrated, sword sharp
 
edge.
 
                                                                                            S / L / I / C / I / N / G
 
 
PAIN 
a
 
spoiled, psychotic
 
mistress
 
DEMANDS
 
IMPOSSIBLE                                                                                                  TO IGNORE

 

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                                                                                                               August 22, 2013