About As Common As Carbon

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As Common As Carbon is a digital poetry publication.

I wrote these poems in college and threw them in an old wooden cigar box. They sat around for quite a while.

When I pulled them out, I couldn’t remember the order I wrote them in, or how to sort them. 

So I decided to create a “book” where I could group them thematically and randomly.

I have CPTSD, so that’s how my memory works.

I don’t recall things linearly. Images, colors, locations, themes, and emotions guide my recollection.

I wanted to create a reading experience that mirrors my own personal memory.

If I can’t navigate these poems and recollections chronologically, why should the reader be able to?

This is an independent publication. I wrote the poems, built the website, paid for the hosting, and manage memberships. 100% of the profit goes to me. I’ll use the proceeds to start an LLC and commission art for my next collaborative project.

Keep your eyes out for my next audio/visual poetry collection – Shooting Wine at the Stars (coming soon).


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

Every poem is labeled with hashtags that reflect the poem’s themes and topics. To read another poem with the same topic, click the #hashtag button and you’ll navigate to a new poem with the same hashtag.

For example, if you keep clicking on the #love button, you’ll continue to read love poems. You can do this with any theme.

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

There are 3 types of poems in this collection:

1. Heteroglossic-Syntesthesia (completed poems)

2. Hobonyms (words with no home)

3. Mind Jerky (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.