As Common As Carbon is a digital poetry publication comprised of 230+ poems written, designed, and published independently by Michael Bayba.

Purchasing a membership to As Common As Carbon is the same as buying a book of poetry.

All “members” receive lifetime access to this collection after making a one-time payment.

The cost is sliding-scale, so feel free to pay as much or as little as you’d like. 100% of the profit goes directly to me, which will be reinvested in my next poetic venture.

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You “turn the page” by clicking one of the buttons at the bottom of the page.

You can go to a random poem in the collection by clicking the “RANDOM” button.

You can also visit another poem with a similar theme by clicking one of the “#theme” hashtag buttons.

There are 3 types of poems in this collection:

  1. Heteroglossic-Syntesthesia (these are mostly completed poems)
  2. Hobonyms (these are words with no home)
  3. Mind Jerky (these are epithets and other thoughts to chew on)


You’ll find a “#type” button at the bottom of the page as well, so if you want to read more complete poems, click “#heteroglossic-synesthesia” and so on.