gold & ivory

August 3, 2012




s t I N K



of all the lies

in the air

that this liar

is truly unaware of

(is  ’truly’  the right word?)

of all the lies

casual and caressing therein

the air current  sweetened in

night-blooming  jasmine

(  ’current’/now  is the correct word?)

the golden ones have come from…

(I’ve told em.   All alchemy)

emboldened lies, all born, I imagine,

from an open pen draining onto pages,


from nothing.








Shiny gold pen when an old

Shade-off light bulb

(it can be a candle)

Best Klieg-lights this crèche ,

Best showcases this birthplace.


On my knees

To lure verities,  (surely,  scour our trees)

To cure maladies,

Wrest fallacies from unsound foundations,

Whisper one less lonely

Wise,  recognizable incantation.

Take this shiny gold pen…!


It’s nearby,  go forth,  go further.

I clear my path,

&  Go over…

&  I’ve  Ivory!

Simba’ s  mammoth  cemetary!

(they must go deep)

Precious sunned bones poised on as symbols

Archetexture   actually

I take a sacred see of symmetry



One Response to “gold & ivory”

  1. “Precious stunned bones” made me shiver. Your writing is ivory.

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