I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.
Some declare their lives are lived
The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance...
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since depart…
Mark the mastodon.
The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
Of their sojourn here
Keen toed shoes
High water pants
Saddy night dance
Red soda water
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…
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…
We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of lonelines…
until love leaves its high holy te…
and comes into our sight
Your smile, delicate
rumor of peace.
Deafening revolutions nestle in th…
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
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
There is no warning rattle at the…
nor heavy feet to stomp the foyer…
Safe in the dark prison, I know t…
light slides over
the fingered work of a toothless
I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk
One paints the beginning
of a certain end.
The other, the end of a
I’ve got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry
A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing