Unburdening obvious stellar grUnburdening obviousUnburdening obvious stellar gr in Free Verse More Like This
stellar granite strike
sparks pour down the
pathway like lesions
of light, the phalanx
comes undone too often
in deep space - the trade lanes
are worthy of better focus.
At the muddy bottom of the gravity trough,
Earth squeals blue, like a pig.
NightingalewhisperNightingale in Free Verse More Like This
the rope and the bucket
breaks into the well
fire ingots trace
dead race's thoughts behind
steel chariots necrotizing
flesh; a raven squalls and
dives, dropping molten eggs.
We watch this from a bullet
scarred hilltop, counting seconds
before we rush in, crushing
blossoms beneath our treads.
Ratsch bum, the Soviet guns crack;
we hear the shells' detonations before the guns'
report because of their flat trajectories.
Too many chariots grind to a halt burning,
their young charges boil out shrieking.
Grey helmed infantry roar forward like
grounded hawks in blunt wedges. Tracers
ricochet off the g
the kitchen shufflemy tiny dance floor:the kitchen shuffle in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
one pace wide, four paces long...
but i rock that house.
wonderlandwhiskers a-quiver,wonderland in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
a waistcoat and pocket watch;
my, how time flies...
A weeping willow
stretches in the breeze; rabbit
screams break the silence.
the tardy's swan song,
unintended siren's song;
hark! the rabbit hole!
Cheshire cat preens,
whiskers bloody; on a lake,
swans snuggle sunset.
knaves in a panic,
shuffling in the garden;
A soft lullaby
through thick smoke; caterpillar
on a tall toadstool.
waking up at tea time,
feeling out of sorts.
dying sun diptychthe red sun,dying sun diptych in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
seeping rust-tinged light,
gives no heat.
we moths, left behind,
ignite in its chill.
our last days,
a quick death's blessing
is denied us all.
actin' a foolthe magpie dances;actin' a fool in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
bothering his wife.
seedy seed of seedinessmy soul: filigreed.seedy seed of seediness in Free Verse More Like This
tracework lessons worked in fine.
my essence: you.
spherically interwoven, we chime.
missing my seasonal markersno monarchs or canadian geesemissing my seasonal markers in Free Verse More Like This
pass as harbingers through flander's fields;
still, two seeds did persephone eat
and so to her husband she must yield.
i saw my breath on this morning's air
(just for a second, only a wisp);
a reminder it's time to prepare
for nights gone cold and mornings frost-crisp.
poets, mad men, and other prophetspoets, mad men, and other prophets in Free Verse More Like This
to see, and so pray to be blind;
to see and yet fail to describe.
describing, praying to be mute;
describing what all will refute.
refuted, praying to be free;
refuted but still damned to see.
seeing signsthese sails are filledseeing signs in Free Verse More Like This
with windsome words
the ship, though: stilled.
i watch the birds
is muse's locum.
kekule's oracleSometimes the beginningkekule's oracle in Free Verse More Like This
does not come after an ending
(of the benzene ring),
the days blur, you stop
(art and myth and dreams)
watching the clock
(go beyond what 'seems'),
listen for the birds
(the hypnogog sees)
to herald the morning
(things as they could be).
Forget me notSeems likeForget me not in Free Verse More Like This
I wanna write
With a razor.
Leave my mark.