Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Fringe of Faith

Shadows dance wildly
      with demons perceived
on the edge
                   of impenetrable darkness
      between
     what we choose to ignore
  and decide to believe.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Regressive Light

Like snatching a small gnat with chopsticks

The mind clasps certain details
With a brief flash of angst
They're ignited
And that is where reason derails.

Before long a bonfire rages
Fueled by distortions of history
Falsely presenting the future
As if how things could go well
Is a mystery.


Love as a Snack

Sometimes love is like pure chocolate
But it can be tough jerky, too
Sometimes soft and really sweet
Sometimes hard to chew.
On days when we're in Candy Land
It's clear our love is true
On other days, when we have a beef,
Well, . . . protein's good for you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hipsters


So many
        so lonely

perched in public
    earbuds in
dressed to the tens
      paperback
  in the right hand
cigarette 
    in the other
silently
     begging
        to be noticed
but not realized
     by another person
just as perfectly
     flawed
and brilliantly
     refined.

Monday, July 15, 2013

My Mind

Irony of ironies
    my one-track mind
  on an infinite
        meandering  

   m o n o r a i l

with its vigorously
     variable
  interest rate
stopping often
to smell one rose
        or lilly
                 or dandelion
    at a time
it can't see the forest
     for one tree
  or the tree
      for the wind
  or the wind
      for the cold
  or the cold
      for my coat
  but longs deeply
   to understand
                   them all
   thinking

      deeper

       than 
 
       roots
 
blessed contemplative
             cursed curious
. . . . . or do I have that backwards?

  want a taste?
    go to a circus
  in a neck brace
and blinders.

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