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Time (4) Time can seem / to stand still— / the cat is afoot / so wise (at times) / to perfectly still / a portrait of one’s / self, / b… That Could Never Do I took a modicum of sky / For pressing between pages / Remembering our sunny day; / Some would say, why not / A clover? Or flower? / Somet… Not A Shallow Person I’m not a shallow person; / most of my life indelible, / dear as heart-cords, / or a cyst on the liver / and a thick layer of fat / t… A Dream Walking As starlight beaming / From out the deep / And seeming restless / Darkness, she walked / Toward me, tuning / Her gleams— / But, if said, … In the Garden I will meet you in the garden / When the sun is dew and sweet; / When the air is cool a cushion / Beckoning back timid feet, / Those who fl… Born to Die I sit on the edge / Overlooking the sea; / Waves cannot touch / Me up here, / Nor the tide / Carry me out; / Yet, out I long to be / With … A Dream Suspended (politics USA 2014) Now days / Far too many / In our nation / See their world as / Black vs. White— / No shades or color; / Judging men by skin / And not compl… No Refunds Surrounded by whites / With masks; / Scalpels with potential / Like bayonets— / Who argued with a spouse / This morning? / Who came to wor… A Gentle Rain The pigeons are loud / This morning; pruning / And cooing—there has / Been a gentle rain / All night (eternal optimists, / Knowing the clea… Meditation I often think of blossoms / dress the day in fancy bloom / humming a colorful tune / in December feel the June Life’s Stories The world is not / So big; / Yet distances seem / On forever, / And with all the / Voices, the many of earth / And sky, / Chatter of the sp… One Drop Things are not always clear / Close-up— / Size and shape / Of the nose; / Nails out of toes / Or toes / Out of nails, / And what is / The v… For Better For Worse The mind is / A creature of sorts, / Living inside the head; / Litter-box trained, / Yet feral—quite ferocious / When unfed; / The heart is… Presence Truth needs no introduction; / While falsehood / Necessitates / The orchestration / Of a host / Of preliminary lies— / Relating to love, … Eternal Now Since from birth / Impetus is death, / Of the logics / There Is / This poignant / Meaning: / “Out with old / And in with / The new”— / Fe… Every Poem an Invention Every poem / An invention / Some would say: / When a romantic / Creates a breathing rose / In the mind / For the heart of another / A far s… MeMeMe Me Me Me / Feel my concern / Feel my pain / Feel my drain / The world tugs / And revolves around meee— / Cost cost cost / The price you mus… Memoires Of course, / Light and darkness / Are sides / Of the same coin; / But good and evil / Are less / The Jekyll and Hyde / Of the story / And … Unintended Consequences (Politics 2014) Light can only reveal / Where there is outward / And inward substance, / Eyes to see / And heart to know— / Darkness the beginning / And e… Hanky Panky Winky Drinky Blinky I saw a rose / A perfect bloom; / In early spring / And I yet / To groom— / But what cared I / In the past / For roses / Other than petal … The Old Man and The Sea The old man / was his own / vessel / and prey— / read and read / then / written away; / For what, really, / is a life’s / salt-… The Intellectual You speak of stars / Their creation / And the purpose / Of multitudes / When one / Would have / Been sufficient— / Says the common man / … On Grieving Need I dwell / Where the last / Dream fell / And live the / Pain twice… / Nay! To your / Fastidious guilt; / Spooning doses / Of Castor oil… Wormholes Because one does not see / Wrong to assume blindness / To all—they have their / Portals; though each is / Born a Black Hole / Looking out… … On Looking Back I don’t like to look / Back… / Older now, the head / Doesn’t turn as well / As it once did; / But, the heart—far / More flexible and / Forg… Wild Things Splendid is one of those words I use often; / Enchanting and exquisite are others— / Reduced to words, like salt and pepper / On meat when … Dreamer If “…is all that we see / And seem but a dream / Within a dream….” / Then the flaws therein / Or the heaven / Only above / Faults the slee… Mens’ Solutions For Everything WD-40, Duct Tape, and a bigger hammer. “The Other Side of Light” When First I saw you— / Caught by your smile, / Too long I had stayed / My heart kept in exile— / Islands apart / Captains / Without charts… Honest Scavengers Desert is my home— / No scales / Though / A sense of surface / Callus / And slither / And coil / To my careful motion— / Hear that rattle? … Surface Glitters It is the desert / That speaks loudest / Of abundance— / When lacking / We take notice; / And when thirsting / Thoughts turn to / Survival … Desert Meditation Like the North / During winter / Summer in the desert / Things die off / Or go underground; / But, dissimilar to Yukon, / Here, water is th… Truth The struggle / Is / To quiet / And listen / But never / What to hear; / As with seeing / It is / Opening of eyes / But never / An imag… Power A brief finger / Can dominate / The moment / Of an entire / Man… / So use / Your hammer / Wisely— / Whether carpenter / Or judge… The Cold, Hard Gray of a City We build / From the inside / Out—our cold, / Hard gray / Of a city; / But all warmth / Not entirely / Misplaced nor / Forgotten: / Aloft, … “A Wolf in Sheep’s clothing” There are many roads / To the same state— / But not all Rome / Nor the capital / Of well being; / One God / One earth / Is to say: / Eyes l… A Cloak of Glitter and Silence All I see a constant flux / Of cause and effect: / Ask the snake, when not / Blaming…to teach us / Also the other arts / Of hearing / And t… Aptly Solved Strange how the wind / Seems an unrest— / For I know the science / Of air and droplets; / And the earth / Has no thirst, / No missions… / Y… Fleas Despite them / we sleep / together, cats and me; / their fleas / my beard of / garlic and beer / not a bed / for prudes / or surgeons / jus… Tapestries I have seen the living / Move about / A mindless manner; / Loveless in their / Affections, / Exhibiting no desire / To dream— / Ah! But to … Antiques Large and small / We cherish them: / For form and stature / Lavish of patina / Color and glitter / Elements and brushstrokes / While we far… Politics 2014 Isolation comes with all / New territories: / Ask anyone who has stepped outside / The norm; for we comfort in likeness— / Safer to stand … Blacks and Whites Time, the mystery of ages; / Topic of both common / And sages— / Shadows on dials; / Wheels and gears; / Electrical impulses— / One wonders… Easter 2014 He was born of flesh— / His first crucifixion; / For true life / Man’s immortal-worth / Is the resurrection / Of his Spirit / Hunger / And … A Good Dump We empty / To be filled— / Much the same way / As with food / Are music and song: / We sing and play / To be nourished / By the joyful spir… Fragments of Living See how the river flows, / Seeming mindless out to sea… / One can say / That highs to lows / Are inevitable; / Or one could say / That yout… Double Minded Nature calls / To my better senses… / Cautiously / I answer with silence, / Having learned to be wary / Of the intrusion / Of my /… My Institutions Everywhere I saw a large bird / Don’t ask me actual size / Or whether wise; / Wings spread, / Needing only a slight flutter / To keep him high, / Doub… Cats and Brats Kittens become cats / Darling children / Can be brats— / Well-built husbands / Become fats— / And wives? / I’m no fool:) Fragments One need not / Have the perfect / To express love— / Nor be all out of pain / To forgive— / And if building on sand / Make a timepiece / O… I Saw a Sunbeam I saw a sunbeam / Break from the others, / Refract as if a gem / Where all / The morning sky, / And this one / Wayward gleam / Deflected t… The Courage to Love Where for art thou Valentine? / In Thy book of photos— / A blossom pressed between pages… / Ah! Perhaps those vintage videos / Saved, / Wit… Somethings Are Just Timeless Some things are just timeless: / Apple pie baking— / Oh! That immortal cinnamon, / Whiff Whiff…. / Like all harvests, / When one feels / Fu… Heaven Can Wait There is nothing / one can do well / that one / does not live— / even failures / to be failures / must be heart-felt; / felt to the … While Passing Through The sky has a splash today… / So careful, not one drip / In my eye; / And oh that pastel / I had thought to render / From behind the pane … Last of The Great Kings In a world of the leaden meals / And tight evacuations; / Where the sun rises / With a brown halo / And the only green worth preserving / F… Laws and Nature Man—woman / Woman—man; / We delineate / When the aggregate / Is far better— / But that is the way / Of man…to push from God / Only to retur… Drop Into Trickle Drop into trickle / Trickle into flow; / From those high masts / Sky billowing / To sleek crafts / Trimming sea— / Against / And with tide,… Little Willow Little willow / Why hung so low? / Ah! Here is a breeze / For your skirt, / And a young man / In the grass / Shyly spying, / As Wild-flower… Poets and Poetry Did you ever / Try to reason / With a poet / Out of words / In season— / Better—approach / A mad dog / Hoping foam / Will clog— / Wha… Happy Old Year! I scold myself / A fond-noose of times, / Guilt by words / (The poet’s nemesis) / If not outgrown / At least, a longer rope / In order one… Let It Go Let it go / Keep it back / Let it stay / With the before— / Let it go / Keep it back / Let us say now / Stop, no more— / We don’t need the … Happy New Year! A stone denies / Not only exit / But entrance just as well— / We roll away the stone / Reprieve both Heaven / And Hell; / Releasing as with… Christmas Let Christmas be / As intended— / Not just one, blessed / Day of generosity / And love, / But a never-ending season / Of Good Spirit unfo… I Saw I saw a Christmas Tree / Fresh cut so radiant green; / I saw a child anticipating / I saw a child sleeping / An opening to her dreams / And… What is? What is a man’s worth?— / Likened to seed: / What is one growth? / A drop’s worth / Of rain?— / And then / A world of wind / Against a tin… “The Candle” Should one keep / A dear candle / Under a bushel? / How suffocating to such light / That would be…kept / From the oxygen, / Its life—thus … Nativity There were blues and greens / Icicles with sheens; / Reds for the noses / Fine garments for the poses; / Santa and Elves / White lights for… Thanksgiving Thanks-giving is the soul / Inhaling and giving back, / Such respiration / Natural for the heart; / Imparting the joy of giving / And rece… Will We Ever Learn… Essence is the moment / That time we are forever / A garden of now being / Fruit stays ripe and full / Feeding—a supernal / Hunger, discard… Longing Longing is a primal ache… / And the longing-ache / A basic to cherish— / For what value is there / In something we care less / To lose? Th… Cat Had a Pet Cat had a pet; / Some old dude / He met, while on patrol / His many backyards / A territorial feral; / Opportunist: / A lap was empty, / We… One Can’t Ask One can’t ask / what one / doesn’t already know; / In other words, / one can’t see / what one doesn’t / already sho… Best Things, Not Free…. The best things in life / Are not free; our planet / An evolution till air; / And birds, generations / Making wings— / More pressure / And … Measures I have often walked over / Thin ice—not to let thickness / Dissuade me, by making myself / Light as needed; / But there is a fine-line / Wh… A Dream Will Never Tell Where dreams begin / And end? / The dreamer / Never to know; / And those outside / Of sleep, / Beneath the seeming surface, / Like those w… The Eyes of Beholders I’ve seen—in eyes of beholders— / Enhanced beauty; that is to say, / Beauty is more intimate / Than many realize, or are willing / To admit… Not Easy Being a Witch Now Days Not easy being a witch now-days; / With tall towers, electrical wires, / Hell! (Pardon the language) I’ve ruined / More than one top-notch … Only the Heart Knows Only the heart knows / What the heart knows— / Our feeling source / And core; / And what good need us / Further explore / To greater adore … Always to Wonder Hear the waking birds / Chirping, fanning, / Spreading their wings; / Know that a free-bird / Is more apt to sing— / Give praise to the su…
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