Saturday, April 20, 2013

The banquet's in the first bite

The scent of a cigar smoked long ago addagio
wafts in a library with blur pages never unread,
erects at dusk a craving for blue grottoes lost.

They have come again late to prep the fountain
for the season, scraping the chipped azure paint
from under the sickly ice of winter's deep sleep.

There's pain in April when the water begins to sputter:
when above a crouching tiger below the torrent rushes.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

You can get your life back

Bearded pansies grow in a thick explosion of bright violet,
that throwback yellow to when many winks wore beards.

Throwback no more, though some would hope to seek
for a wet beard whiskered in place today on chin or lips.

Three vultures and an aeroplane set sail in silent prayer
reaching up against blue sky fingers bleached to white.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The last tilt on the round-a-whirl is not always bitter

Make mine lemon if a fruit has to be squeezed
with godly hands onto any of the mounds I eat,

always forward to maximize a palate pleased
when yellow dawn leads sweetly to a final seat.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Death comes like a meteor that reminds you of yourself

My innocent search went obit black guilt
when a real gone mistress dead one year
was in read white news a ten years ghost,

but I think only of her self-absorbed spouse,
who was an awesome sage of software
but not of her,

who was an audiophile who listened
(as if the messiah was in every groove)
to everything but her.

After codeine, bone, and rum
she said I was the best fuck ever.

I was not the first.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The genius of what is

If there was nothing to be said
for hot red heat and deep grey pressure
every pebble would be a gem.

Pebbles everywhere searching
for red heat and grey pressure,
waiting for a hard god to cut marquise.