small flames small candle flames tonightthick-wicked & steadybut the fire height - short wait…they’re flickering nowdo they know I’m writing about them?are they showing off?moving to the beat of these words?dancing to the purple heat of a flaming dance floor?
“…The whole intends to do something through you…” pg. 102, Creativity by Osho It is poetry The thing intending itselfinto the whole of us – The poetsgathered around a tablehearts surviving post-surgerythumping on pages before us Tears like wineoffering us the drunkenpleasure of communion It is poetry The thing intending itselfinto us – making us… Continue reading Poem 282 – It is poetry
In the Shower “…you can’t dance and stay uptight…” Dancing in the Moonlight, King Harvest We try to dance & stay uptight butit is impossiblehips tockingarms wailingparts flipping & floppingilluminated by a long-agopenned lyric our naked bodiesage to the beats of google-summoned music Facebook & instagram disappear into the ether of our lovewe laugh, oh… Continue reading Poem 278 – In the Shower
Murmuration It’s changing – againthis flock of starling griefwweeping into new skies of grey painholding weather in the forest of my ribs I miss you, of coursebut differently – in lessgrand pronouncements…I’m sorry if that hurts you Today, I’d give a limb to rest my headon your shoulderinhale your smile pausein the wisdom… Continue reading Poem 277 – Murmuration