March 8, 2017
young acidTongued Erato,
go forward yr foul followThrough,
spitWhisper her cryptic figures.
i’d dampen the barb,
reshapened of fogWebs.
i’ll soften all blows against the liveWire
i’ll try to translate all i need
from freed ashes
from the spillFree gashes in the flare’s hottest fireGrate.
If I could face the palace/Going holed up in a hotel/Is not one way I’d go
March 30, 2015
I could finally confide
that lately I’d lost
that long drive that’d taken me
off all my maps.
She would certainly intercede,
She brought fresh buds through frost,
I’ve a return drive she’d taken me
Back onto new paths.
I can close my eyes and see
Her heart near and warm
But open I can not see
Her hand upon my arm.
(from july 2010)
August 11, 2014
Neruda’s ” impalpable ash”
In the fray of my own tiny ruins.
“If I touch/ near the fire/
And supports the clearing away all
Makes way to take less blinding steps away
From cave to climax
I’ve come to have left out
Crucial rescue tools
From my matutinal
Lost-combination locked bag of tricks.
In touch information
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 there
the air currents n
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,
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 cemetery!
(they must go deep)
Precious sunned bones poised on as symbols
I take a sacred see of symmetry
When poetry’s god the old notions
When poetry goes poetry in motion
All of a sudden certain
Privileged glimpses are blurting out
All of a sudden
Uncertain unseen forces
Focus on instances, my wording output
(shushshush on my sources)
It’s a code I can tap