Poetry | Scolding

Scolding ©2021 by Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com Scolding isn’t instructing Neither is it mentoring, No matter how needful The recipient. Scolding doesn’t inspire But secretly infuriates; It constipates growth, Withers self-worth. Scolding’s intonation is downward, Like the one for alarm: “Look out!” “STOP!” “You asshole!” “You smoke too much!” Scolding’s tone is never calm and… Read More Poetry | Scolding

Travels | Tokyo

Tokyo ©2010,2016,2020 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com She is more than huge, she is blatantly contradictory. She’s American-ish, but Japanesey; Familiar but exotic; Traditional but wildly avant garde.; Savoring but guzzling; Giddily young but staidly elderly. Near Shinjuku station it’s girls in blue jeans And tiny kimono-clad matrons popping into Starbucks. This immigrant from Seattle sits… Read More Travels | Tokyo