Wordsmith Apprentices

By Benjamin Grossman and Cassa Bassa

This daily script interferes
With any royal mood
Leaving abstract smiles
Upon the observer’s space

Each piece reaches the other
with startling ponder
Shaking up their normality
Signaling the writer’s psyche
Demanding a daily dose of encouragement

The bond sparked small
A distant curiosity sated by the choreography of words

A budding denial received confirmation in plain sight
An uncultivated heart given wings to ascend
An untamed mind flew over the boundary beyond the intellectual elasticity

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and Cassa Bassa. Make sure you check out her blog by visiting Flicker Of Thoughts.)

Taboo-Artist #2: Kobe Bryant

Created a new mentality

Worked to “push beyond potential”

Enough said.


* The “Mamba mentality” really strives for greatness; perhaps even attempts to go beyond greatness to reach even higher heights. It’s about not giving up, about giving your all, about going toward something better, not worrying about what will happen next but what you can do now! Kobe was a modern-day philosopher, a creative genius. His passion for life will never be forgotten

What Is A Taboo-Artist Anyway?



1. a person who goes against the grain in any medium of art.

2. an artist that “creates dangerously” (thanks Albert Camus), setting the trends instead of following them.

3. An artist seen as ahead of their time or doing something objectively unique, which often but not always referred to as too different for mainstream society to handle.

4. a person that breaks down proverbial walls, barriers, boundaries, and resets our notions of what is possible.

5. an artist expressing individuality to the upmost degree.

A Tangle Of Nimbus Emotions (A 15-Poet(ess) Collaboration)

This was a fun time!

The Breakdown of Taboo

Love is love
When the blood
Dances to your heart
Frolicking flippantly
With my tender emotions
Right from the start

My love is a target
Lined up in crosshairs
Goalposts ever moving
Nimbus-emotions brooding
Catching me unawares
We speak a foreign language
Only we understand
Vulnerable feelings
handed over with trust
Remembered dalliances
Unquenchably combust
With allure and healing

Love is the danger of the unknown
Or the warm soft pillow
We rest our heads on at night
Love is the tender touch
Erasing life’s bitter tears
And the kiss that forever sears
Love is fluid motion
Waves ever tumbling
Toward passion’s shore
Swirling sensibilities
That beckon for more

Together, we set out
Our sailboat follows the wind
Love is a tangle
Of nothing simple
And still often
We write our love
On each-other’s hearts
Not caring if the word is misspelled
Yet, clinging to the reaction
We’ve all sought…

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