Saturday, December 31, 2011

Systemic Misunderstanding Dream

Now I get it I'm
surrounded by the
frowns of righteousness-addicts,
I sit swivelling on a pike.

When they spin me,
push into my eyes
glower after glare,
asking whys.

I wanted to please them,
loved the project;
but can't do it.
Resign.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chauvet Cave

From a world of
closed loops
where bends and
corners weren't
imagined yet,
where animals
mixed and souls
slipped in and out
of bodies. We hold
the line now, cold
and fast. We
lock and crimp sharp.
The circle is only
an ideal we cannot match.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Brenda the Real Poet

To all the
unheard poets
who want to weep too
in the spirit of weeping

feel the tropical
drizzle gusts
on just a special day of
music they make,

to all of us
with small and silent audiences,
I call in sympathy,
"May your stories
sting."

Monday, December 19, 2011

What Happens When You Settle Down

I put away my
pretty orange vest
and toss away my
wing-tipped salesman shoes.

Love means
no more parade,
poetry over,
the end of the pleas.

The world of aspiration
thins, fantasy assumes
its valid translucent form,
all is tame. Days pass.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Textures (from the photoshow)

Focused eyes
dots of the world,

filaments streaming
wavelets

within the big things
hovering through intermediate space

between the nose pushing insects
and the mountains of the moon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Party

The first course of
outrage was wonderful.
Now, I await the tears.
Lick my lips,

feel the
sea building in my eyes,
breath surfs
prayer.

Servers bring dessert.
Yes. It's my birthday.
I so looked
forward to this.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Love Light

When you say
I love you and
you are faint of heart,
uttering a slight or
ignorant lie,
you live luke warm,
senses numbing.
The answer is also a lie.