Tag Archive: poem

Asia || Spoken Word

“Asia” Written/Performed: Riley Palanca Throw Poetry Collective August Slam, 3rd Place  

Here’s To The Creeps || Spoken Word

“Here’s to the Creeps” Written/Performed by Riley Palanca Yellow Door Hootenanny 2-Sep-2016

Halted (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #30)

He is the ring I always wear Shiny, fake, and a bargain.

Gross Terrain (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #29)

Gross terrain is grass on its last wilt that creeps into socks and scratches the dampness in. Out, go: bending yet tall: untrodden. Mud squirts back to pale arms that sweat under August… Continue reading


Kaamnuifrashkrr borrowing time on the edge of a 10 foot pool and — the crack of the waters’ rapids — jinx links putrid and garbage rotting into linen and lint baggage;; pricking the… Continue reading

The Miss U of My Life (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #27)

He opened the car door and stepped out. He was the Miss U of my life. He walked like twelve gentlemen and smiled like a porn star. He picked up his beverage of choice — vodka.… Continue reading

Sweet Night Lullaby (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #26)

drop the tired fingertips, one, two, drop, and hands, arms, shoulders, neck, head; inhale, in and out, let the kneels fall by the estuary; rock one, rock two, the voyage is the now,… Continue reading

Fluster (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #25)

Today I am flustered and so I must dive toe-down into dust and shatter the glass into a whole. No exit but a spiral. A spiral of the soul into gravity. With an axe on a pendulum swinging… Continue reading

Holy Carrots (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #24)

Salads’re holy food: Even carrots posses souls Divine digestion


Crushed petals testify by the terminal The onslaught of yellow-striped cabs