POETRY

Refusal of Time

Pnuematic calibration
Puffs of air aligning
vascularity and coggery;
blood and mechanism
grinding together alien gears

Milling seconds
out of moments

- Met Museum, NYC, 2/21/14

21 years out of a million

 

shutter to be here
vaporous earth bump
air upon air upon water upon air
nature or self keeping from standing
the maelstrom arrayed to topple within
saying hello now
as close as can get
no more up to clamor to be found.
cause and effect dissolve into nearness
and maybe it’s true
i always knew you.
21 years of having to wait.

 

-atop the tower atop pico el yunque, puerto rico, feb. 17, 2008

The life prismatic

 

Getting nowhere
Writing in the sand again
Another dose
Another try—>

Giving a go at new life
Something no longer awash in useless longing

We were not Mended
We were Unfixable
Siphoning health
from other people’s lies.

 

 

Venus meets the Sun

Love makes her stand,
Amorous with the light

casting small silhouettes at the sun

Ashen in the blaze

The wandering starlette
gone by the morning
Trapping science
in her shadowy arc.

Disdaining the soil,
She prefers the 3-minute love song,
and Dancing ’round the pyre
lit by generations

We meet in new lifetimes
Those gone, and those never gone before
Rolling in reverse
Contrary to all.

Watering those who take up her charm

I take to the sea in honor.

 

(on occasion of the Transit of Venus-  June 5, 2012)

 

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