I paused in the presence of sound.
It played like gentle background m…
Set within a silent, theatrical fi…
Everything melted away so quickly.
I became more than a miniscule thr…
I stood in the middle of something…
I gazed at the ether of gnashing s…
The wind, the wind!
How it contorted the swirling mass…
I traveled the Inferno, gazing in…
How do I get this out of me?
It cannonades repetitively
Inside the mind that trips
Bursting upon my tongue
Behind withholding lips
There is a land of radiance that s…
Far beyond the world, waiting deep…
The one became two; the one recomb…
Hiding the end where we tried to b…
It echoes inside a silent expanse,
The motion of my hand in air
High enough to graze the clouds
I feel you here, I feel you there
Seeing you beyond the shrouds
Staring into guarded eyes
To the dream that woke you
And shattered your fear
To the things that provoke you
To intentions unclear
An offer waits within each thing
I find it quite compelling,
The way you pervade the sound.
The way you cling to my thoughts
Like silence, deep; profound.
It dances with my mind,
An ocean spilled in the listening…
And timelessness swelled in aurora…
Emotions that severed liquescent l…
Now soar with wings in awakening s…
The wave that raged in a furious w…
My will is a beam of radiant light…
It shines right through diaphanous…
It shines through the silence
Of a world that left a craving hea…
It shines through what
A rose sits in the windowsill
Like a whisper in a dream,
Observing while the wanderer rests
Behind a cosmic screen.
Enshrouded by the cloak of night;
Eyes closed, reposed;
Enfolded in the center
Of a densely blossomed space
And shades of naked twilight.
Resin rising in sinking thought —
Sifting through a prudent sound
That pulses through the shifting s…
Something lost and something found…
An ever-growing light expands.
Through an intuitional river,
The focal temple
Shelters a hidden smile
Looking at me all the while
A little boy tied a green balloon…
He walked with honor and dignity.
A woman hugged a homeless man.
“I hear you. I hear you.”
Eyes quivered and shimmered with t…
Red-wash sun over raging river,
Another time around the circular c…
Intensity spreads across the horiz…
Like a net to catch untouched thou…
Suspended in the absence of time.
Away from my body,
Exiting the mental noise.
I observe the feathered edge of li…
Surrounding these form-bearing obj…
What is the meaning of meaning?
There is something within
The quiet, midnight hours;
The respite when I close my eyes
And leave the trembling shell
Of a brave new world
A lithe petal rested fresh
In a field of its kindred flesh.
I traversed its velvet skin
Just to feel it from within.
Dipped in the drip of dew
This is what it was
I saw the orange glow of city ligh…
In the expansive distance…
Thankful for the experience
It’s like gravity.
I feel its seductive pull
Toward an undeniable center.
See now how it lives in you, too?
A willingness to see anew
Hushed the mind gathering density.
I held my affliction by the hand,
So it held me by the throat.
Jaded and exasperated for far too…
Stirring in the heat
Staring at the ceiling
Reaching over to touch you
Are you awake like I am?
Restless and longing as I am?
The water is rising
Crippling me with silence
Why is it still there?
Walking along a stone-marked trail
Spinning another wanderer’s tale
People keep on passing by
I’m seeing them with another eye
We have known hunger. We have kno…
The palisaded space condensed
Beneath a silent, watchful moon
Illuminating the magnetized embrac…
The undeniable insistence
Beneath the shower of scattered sh…
Another glance disregards
The dimming stars above my head
The eyes that meet with yours inst…
The pressure fusing with my mind
The mountain wind, the drifting fo…
The spinning of another cog
Disengaging my restraint
Enlivening what has grown faint
Solicitude that goes unknown
It has been an era since I have g…
Into the mirrored eyes of morning.
The thought lingers in an ocean
Of fruitless expectation.
The yearning, thirsting shore
I saw a fair maiden
Bright flowers she played in
In a land overlooking the sea
No longer drawn
By the rays of dawn
I felt along the splintered edge o…
“What have I become?”
No linear expression, no logistica…
A mind drifts lonely as a disembod…
A procession of waves; sea and sky…