Sunday, April 29, 2007

sun through orchids

click on photo to see it larger!

snails, worms, and other losses

silken exploration of tongues

lose yourself
to the small gnawing mouths
that peel your layers away
like sand
against your shell

serpentine blind fingers
snake delicately through
the hunger
of first spring green
the blaze
of burnt grass

in this pure world
where darkness pulls
your colors
home into its sheer
translucent skin

lose yourself

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This was written for "Poetry Project"-- since this title
(one of their non-optional choices) intrigued me so much!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

white magnolias

your world

how easily you fly

how easily you open
in the night sky

of course
these are your trails
crossing this dark plain

and your hand brushing the trees
with moonlight

and your body
lifting me
like a waterfall

and your world
filled with nothing

that I would give everything

Thursday, April 05, 2007


spit from God's mouth

they banned you from Heaven
while God
you thought
stood by

now your eyes
turn sideways in the sky
like torn clouds

not that we care
about the spit stains
in your heart

or the soft hairs on your neck
or your hopeful fingers
like letters

when God give birth to you
did He piss you out
with damp relief

gazing down
as His life blood flowed
into the radiant fluid
that made you

tall and straight
like spit
from God's mouth