Tuesday, July 16, 2019

They Do

They Do
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2019 Kenny A. Chaffin

People do. In red
or black or blue.
They do. In urine-
stained pants they
do, they just do.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 7/16/2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Problem with Ernest Hemingway

The Problem with Ernest Hemingway
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2019 Kenny A. Chaffin

No one can write like that sissy
that put a shotgun in his mouth
and blew the top of his head off.

Why would you want to
if that’s how it all turns out
and it does, it always does.

Trust me I’ve seen it
I’ve studied it, I’ve
felt it in my bones

Cold brittle bones
of the aged, the decrepit
the desirous

Only the first sentence matters
It must be true
Everything follows from that

all the way to the end
the gun, the brains,
the blood on the ceiling.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 5/29/2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

On Mother's Day

On Mother’s Day
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2019 Kenny A. Chaffin

To all the mothers that died in childbirth
screaming agony. Did the child die too?
Are you the child? Will you die
in childbirth as well? Will you abort
for fear of dying? Will you imagine
your imaginary mother with all her
perfections and none of the pain?
The whipping your butt? Sending
you to your room? Loving you?

Kenny A. Chaffin – 5/12/2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tires wins December 2018 IBPC Contest

My poems - “Tires” - won the December IBPC Contest!

You can read it and the judge's comments and other selections here:


Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2018 Kenny A. Chaffin

I’m glad you got new tires
I wouldn’t have thought of that
unless the weather got bad
and you were on the road.

I don’t think of much of anything
these days, just sit in front
of the TV or computer not
thinking, not even reading

much any more. Sometimes
making words like these
on paper or sometimes
not even that.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 11/11/2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

The North Korea We're Not Allowed to See

The North Korea We’re Not Allowed to See
Kenny A. Chaffin
All Rights Reserved © 2017 Kenny A. Chaffin

It’s where they keep the amusement parks – Disneyland, Water World, Six Flags. They have a museum with Walt Disney’s mummy, Asimov’s brain and Einstein’s hair. The gardens are straight out of Alice in Wonderland with the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit and all. In the underground there are Terracotta Warriors, Russian Jewels, the Loch Ness monster in a bottle and poontang in a jar.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Prosthetic Amalgams III - Now Available

My New Prose Poetry Collection Prosthetic Amalgams III is now available at Amazon.

Call them prose poems, flash fiction, nano fiction, poetic prose, short-shorts, one-page fictions, creative nonfiction, or drabbles. To me they all mix and meld, intersect, overlap and combine into something I like to think of as Prosthetic Amalgams. The included pieces cover a full spectrum of genres as well from realistic to surreal, from poetic to prophetic, from slapstick to slipstream. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Kenny A. Chaffin - July 2018

Should be available world wide and would certainly love any ratings, comments or reviews! Anyone whom I provided an ARC (advance reader's copy) feel free to mention that in/if you do a review.

Thank you all and Enjoy!


Monday, July 2, 2018

The Consequences of Long-Term Furniture Ownership (now available)

My new poetry collection - The Consequences of Long-Term Furniture Ownership is now available (ebook only) at Amazon

Should be available worldwide if not now, shortly and I would certainly love any reads, ratings, reviews or 'spreading the word.'

Any of you whom I provided advanced copies (ARCs) feel free to mention that if you post a review.

This will be my 5th collection and hopefully best yet. It is definitely the biggest at 80 poems.