This

How do I articulate this moment  In this moment: You’ll have left us You’ll have found your self In these seconds, and minutes You’ll find in yourself so rich an experience Any metric would fail to measure it     This is: Where nothing turns into something Where the manifest destiny of the cosmos meets [...]

Shades of Blue

What color are your blues? Are you besieged on all sides by hues all together new Are they the shallow powdery blues that only the sky knows Or deep like the ocean, Aegean and Navy Maybe your blues are hard like stones of slate and cobalt Or maybe just maybe  You’ll be a rich blue [...]

Querying

Ain’t I somebody? Don’t my blood count for nothing? Can’t I be a man without ya dogging me? Can’t I holler like the horns in the big band when the song gets real good? Can’t I stand up real tall daring the world to bring me down? Don’t I deserve to believe life ain’t just [...]

En Garde

“En garde”said the woman “Allez” said the man The two knights moved forward Sabers in hands The man lunged forward With impeccable stance, The woman quickly parried halting his advance The young man smiled Pleased with her actions, Riposte called the woman Now gaining traction The man stood froze, stunned by her cunning The two [...]

Love Ultra

Love, what a fine feeling... To have one to call your own. But for one who loves love, One love could never be enough. Perhaps polyamory provides a better possibility. But how could love be so perverse? Twisted and tangled in the heartstrings of so many. For the love of all things just and righteous, [...]

Broken English

Tell me, do you know the cadence of the defeated? A cry-colored deep blue, A whimpering of the soul, Words worn thin from weariness, Have you heard how their howl trembles with a stuttering tempo. Tell me, do you speak the tongue of the broken? The language of the languished, Connotations steeped in the negative, [...]

Music Soul Child

The big band takes the stage. I wade through the taught bodies having been seized by the beat. The maestro fidgets about conducting their ecstasy. But the beat has long since escaped his purview. The drums no longer respond to the tap tap of the heavy set man affixed to the stool Nor do the [...]

Poem 3

Opposites attract-something about magnetic poles You are absolutely celestial- I’m rigid My limbs have longs since turned to stone My ears grown grey with gossamer... Soon I’ll be surrendered to the ages But you’ll  still be here And the whole universe will hear you weep for me Imagine Aphrodite in love with Prometheus Its laughable.