In an ongoing series, the editors, former contributors, and readers of Eclectica have been invited to write a poem containing four pre-chosen words. The words for this issue are trigger, scrap, steam, and platinum.
If you would like to participate in the next special poetry assignment, the new words are navigate, mineral, blizzard, and consent.
(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole poem)
Two Word Poems
and there's the sea, the oily, salty liquor‐
wreckage not refuge its element,
or loss and drift and maybe scraps of chance
She needs a drink,
another platinum pill.
Barbara De Franceschi
Almost Sonnet that Begins with a Poem I Wrote on a Typewriter
In 1989, I wrote a poem called "Egypt."
The sun then was a pulled trigger.