Beloveds, now we know that we know…
Without notice, our dear love can…
In the instant that Michael is go…
Though we are many, each of us is…
Only when we confess our confusion…
The crystal rags
Of a worn-through soul
A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since depart…
Marked the mastodon,
The dinosaur, who left dried token…
Of their sojourn here
We were entwined in red rings
Of blood and loneliness before
The first snows fell
Before muddy rivers seeded clouds
Above a virgin forest, and
When love is a shimmering curtain
Before a door of chance
That leads to a world in question
Wherein the macabrous dance
Of bones that rattle in silence
My man is Black Golden Amber Cha…
Warm mouths of Brandy Fine
Cautious sunlight on a patterned r…
Coughing laughter, rocked on a whi…
Graceful turns on woolen stilts S…
Her arms semaphore fat triangles,
Pudgy hands bunched on layered hip…
Where bones idle under years of fa…
And lima beans.
Her jowls shiver in accusation
The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance...
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
Pretty women wonder where my secre…
I’m not cute or built to suit a fa…
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
The highway is full of big cars
going nowhere fast
And folks is smoking anything that…
Some people wrap their lies around…
And you sit wondering
I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Soft grey ghosts crawl up my sleev…
to peer into my eyes
while I within deny their threats
and answer them with lies.
Mushlike memories perform
Keen toed shoes
High water pants
Saddy night dance
Red soda water
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darke…
Stranglers to our outstretched nec…
Stranglers, who neither care nor
care to know that
I’ve got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry