Cutter

Arbitrary landscapes in a flutter ’round the cellarAre they moving interstellarBeing fortune and the tellerNot the sold and not the seller of the all consuming clutter Piling in monuments of other minor momentsWhere we measure in componentsBeing growth and how we’ve grown itInto fountains full of foment fit to fade like just another Trivial pursuitContinue reading “Cutter”

Tranquilized

I set a set of shacklesOn my unassuming wristsSo that in search of tender trystsI found a string of jaded jackalsWhile my care and my concern all shrank to cries And lost, there in the brambles,Where beneath the swirling mistsI looked for longing that I’d missedAmong the me I left in shamblesKeeping warm beneath aContinue reading “Tranquilized”

Seeming

Wrapped up in the intimation of a figure stoicWearing, even now, a garment partially heroicSpeaking words I never really understood completelyUttered as if confidential whispering discreetly Standing here as if it mattered to you in the merestModicum of meaning yet I held you, ever dearestBolstering the feeble feeling that if I could barterMore than whatContinue reading “Seeming”

Confession

I feel as though I calculateAnd never make a single calculationI measure out the permanence that wasn’t really permanentIn values organized in permutations I set a set of sliding scalesAgainst the metaphors of old deceptionI find in the dividing there are only larger dividendsTo quantify the meaning of exception I feel like I’m conspiringBut neverContinue reading “Confession”

Crashes

The problem, I guess,Is the fear I confessOr the fear that, I guess,Isn’t valid unless I can measure its weightOr define its dimensionsIn lines that are straightI can bind and then gateAnd assign to a valid extension The problem, I guess,Isn’t clearly assessedBy the fear I suppressWhen I’m clearly a mess And I’m digging aContinue reading “Crashes”

Refuse

I steal the light from othersAnd replace with a shadow of a flameThey carry it a while seeing something like the colorsThat were taken and devouredAnd they scarcely realize they’re not the same A grain and then anotherAnd before you know it, like an hourglassThey slowly drain away behind the ever-shifting coverOf illusion that wasContinue reading “Refuse”

Rings

A cluster of geometries I hold and rearrangeComparing them to circles and elliptical designsAnd moving them about as if in doing so I’ll changeThe way they never fit –By turning hexagons a bitAnd forcing spirals into places made for lines A handful of obscenities with edges filed downAnd bent into the clamor of a tickerContinue reading “Rings”

Cross

Should I have thrown the sky into the seaGone racing for the water in a lake of mirror wavesAnd promised that the effigy I burnedWas never what I promised it should beWhere fingertips are mausoleums in a world of gravesWith stoic gaze, should I have never turned To face the sun I swore to watchContinue reading “Cross”

Cure

Wings made out of never never flewWhere down below the fields of new elysium nobody knewAnd shadows never dappled light when seen by very fewFor seeds made out of seeming always seemed to be the dreams we never grew Arms of never ending never yearnedBelow the rigid carapace of cold where lonely summers burnedCreating aContinue reading “Cure”