New Stories for June 21, 2021

We love learning about new forms from our authors and lit community! This month, enjoy two “Skinny Poems,” a deceptively simple, engaging poetic form that combines brevity and depth — read them through twice, see how the words and images shift and change. The Skinny form was created by poet Truth Thomas in 2005– if you want to learn more about the form, it’s creator, or see many examples of skinny poetry in action, visit The Skinny Poetry Journal.
 

Two Skinny Poems

by Tyrean Martinson

Shift

After eight attempts, the poem begins to
Shift
Weight.
Words
Considered
Shift
Places,
Refract,
Distort.
Shift
To the poem begins after eight attempts.

 

Apertures of Thought

Refraction bends light and thought as
it
passes
through
angles
it
reveals
color
spectrum
it
bends refraction and light as thought.

 

Tyrean Martinson is a word hunter. She forages for words both sweet and tart in the South Sound, usually in the outskirts of Gig Harbor. Normally, she writes in the weird worlds of fantasy and science fiction, but she likes trying new poetry forms for fun and frustration. An old-school blogger, she can be found here: https://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/