Tag Archives: Prose Poem

Prose Poem: The Urban Cyclist

Dave Hood It’s a sweltering summer day in the city. You’ve decided to embrace cycling, make it part of your exercise regimen. So you’re attired in a blue helmet, dark sunglasses, yellow jersey, black shorts, light-weight cycling shoes, ready to … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Arrival of Autumn

By Dave Hood Another summer has departed, only memories now. As time journeys onwards, will we remember, both the joys and sorrows, or will the summer that’s past be like a boring novel, whose title we can no longer recall? … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Abstract Painting

Dave Hood In the solace of his studio, after unexpected sad news, the abstract-expressionist painter, listens to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” A sorrowful sounding piece of music, evoking a feeling of melancholy within his psyche. The sound compels him … Continue reading

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Poem: Homeless Man

By Dave Hood After a night in the shelter, where bed bugs bite, where derelicts mutter in their sleep, where the only meal is soup and ham sandwich, an unemployed, divorced, middle-aged man, sits crossed-legged like a Buddhist statue, next … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Single Life

            “Don’t ignore the love you DO have in your life by focusing on the love you DON’T.”—Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass By David Hood Here I am … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: Memory of a Golf Game

Dave Hood The duffer, a serious, quiet gent, places the ball gingerly on to the tee, looks toward the white flag on the green, blowing in the breeze, three football fields away. He sets up, swings the club, drives the … Continue reading

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