poems and Creative writing

 

 
 
 

not thumbs

in this there is our great defining


Take care and

 

Don’t take something unless you know the place for it

The world speaks in degrees of appropriateness


The string of my eye plumbs from its center

And I lashed as if spinning twixt unequal orbs

Am flung in spirals amongst spirals

And spirals within spirals


Art for Arts Sake

 

It was upon the rondo

The composer believed

Seeing it as it was made so


shhh

I’ve seen a man think

To engender love

With enthusiastic adulation

And gone either way

In my heart

In a litmus test for genuinenes


Conversations with the Sphinx

 

how we shall pass 

holds the question

to where we find ourselves

. . .


a social contract

 

Anger is a poverty of breath

sucking is not to suckle

the air on our bodies

swells with our heart’s tide

. . . 


being the same

 

in the look of

a stare

that I see what I see

is it you in me or me in you

. . .


hang it up to cure

 

I forgot how old I was last week

and then I was reminded

a year older than I thought

. . . 


 lights without source

 

 

I’ve rung in the Easter bells of Notre Dame 

And sloughed by damsel wings in the gold of a pond

Some marks are made by knives, some by lights


The façade was impossibly ornate

Senseless contrast with the dust and debris of the road

He entered in spite of it


Definitions do the work of being for us.

So many pains are wrapped upon

the beautiful origami

and we stand ready

with shears in hand

to test ourselves for right


a folly

is the frame that gives a view its picture

The magic of romance

is to make us feel the world is real


The second treaties on

...

Imperatives are followers from

Going or not is the doing

Speaking is always almost meaning. 


The book of clouds and shadows

 

Asking asks

In the shape of knowing

Saying; unknown! unbecome yourself!


Indirection has an appetite

And consumes to hide from itself

Because we aren’t accustomed to tasting with our eyes

Or nourish from the scents of the world