A Page That Got No Play, Post.

Don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but posting here no longer get’s me high. More like a dead cat bounce. ( Insert your market correction metaphor here)

But that poem a day for April thing is but a couple of months away, and I’ve participated for close to ten years, and I’d like to end rhyme with a true decade.

And, I like to see what new poets are doing. If the times affects their tone. If the narrative march of culture moves their line after line.

And, I often find the about page of poets interesting. If they justify or shy away from having their say with a world that thinks the discipline, for the most part, disposable.

Here, at 1xpad, there are currently over two hundred poems. I’m working to remove any duplications, but some post “team poems” to try to illustrate, perhaps only to me, a point or position made or taken.

Now in my dotage,  I’m often at odds with myself about open comments and likes. Sometimes the paltry nature of notice and acknowledgement feels like a public rebuke and embarrassment to the effort. But, if I limit an option to engage, that feels small and selfish  and green with envy. A get off my lawn.

For now, all contact options are open, including a contact page. But that could change faster than I can pour a bourbon, or slip into a pout. Like when I pull the aforementioned “About Page.”

Excepting for a few clues to the who, what, and why that you might find on the About the Verse, page… that’s about it.

I hope you find something here to enjoy.

February 4, 2018


I’m spry yet retired. I reside in the inner city of a major metropolitan area of the United States. I read politics. I watch baseball. I hum along with the tune. I June swoon, and moon the bad poem. Post here, are old and new. Opinions are my very own, except when wrong.

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