Prose

RESURRECTION DAY

There is a hint of black fur growing out his sleeves, / a glint of moon in his prowling eyes. / Hey, look out! A California skate boarder /…

REDEEMED LIKE DIRTY CREAM

A little naked girl / ventures out of a dark door / towards a small crystal pool / in the middle of the road,

BRIGHT AS PEELED APPLES

How beautiful you all are!” she cried, then snorted / with a wild grunt like a sleeping pig.

HONESTY AND GRIEF

And because she called me to be real in the open welcome of her wisdom the whole thing flowed past and I dropped into a deeper, sweeter pain

DEATH CAN COME ON SHINING WINGS

Yes good deaths, even healing deaths, luminous deaths. Such things are possible.

OUT OF THE BOOK WITH BOILING COVERS

I have this thought that the dead are more true / then the laughter of rain, / or that sudden silent smush / of ripe sunlight dripping on m…

TO A NEW HUMANITY

To fully feel life the skin must be bare, / naked as a peeled grape, seeping juice on a stone, / roasted and rooted in rumpled beds

JESUS TALKEN

Bruised by thorns and stones, / lost in the rag-tagged life of forests, / lost in yellow fields; lost in feathers, / shells and stones, …

THE BODY OPENS

a wild creative studio that has no roof or walls / where soft-eyed, luminous beings soar in color, / cooking up juice, pouring out fragran…

THE SAINT’S FEAST DAY

We went like two donkey’s, / that walk slowly but can walk forever, / up past the old village / with its steep, stone streets,

SEXUAL HAPPINESS

The instinct of sex is to open. It is an innocent sensation, mellifluous and breathtakingly beautiful. It is a slow, hot swell and a soft, …

THE FLYERS

He trusted the sky. Wasn’t it listening to the sky voice that gave him courage to fly in the first place? So there had to be some good reas…

Ribaldo and Jack

And it is just because you are wild with Love and unpredictable to earthlings, though so completely predictable here, dearest Ribaldo, that…

AUTUMN ENCOUNTER

and the squirrel jerking this / way, scimp, fwrimp, around the tree, / pip, up to peer, making me out to be a man, / and upside down twirli…

DAWN RUN

A small band of birds broke the hush, / eager for that fabulous diamond / of the morning star / to dim in a slow, gray rush of light.

THE BEAUTY AND THE BOY

as little boys in men’s hairy bodies huddled like young ducks around her naked body.

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN GOD

And the brighter and more beautiful all things became the more clouded and dark the man felt his own mind and heart to be and his dread gre…

A NEW WORLD

And sex was considered a sacred juice, and ecstasy was revered as the good medicine everyone’s body knew it to be. And people moved their b…

THE OLD MAN

but he left her something else, something darker, older: like a brier knot, like a leather cord, like smoke.

THE FLIGHT

When the stewardess served refreshments, the seal had sparkling water, the woman the same, but with a twist of lemon. I ordered a salted ma…

LYBIA 2011

“What are you doing here?” a rebel asked the young black man who lay with his guts half hanging out. Gut shot: a bad token. Nobody likes it…

INTIMATE AND FREE

It is time to discover, perhaps for the first time, the living wisdom and safety of this power we call Love. It is time to become naked, op…

THE SAINT’S FEAST DAY

Her face reminded me of a gentle, whiskered mule. I don’t mean that to demean her. It’s just an observation.
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