Monday, April 4, 2011

the waves break in three

i. try a little dumbness

a flipper with a creaky wheelbarrow
can, seasick, carry so little else:
even numbers hoist a tragic burden
of twos and fours and sixes-
an orange drum of oozing crude
squats in the public square of red proof:
normal schooling has not reached the riddle of three-
perfect odd breeds the pod of mathematical glee:

this is the first wave, barely asking questions,
feckless breakers born of slim perception.

ii. then came the silly thumping

a hairless mammal born of aqua water
smooches to a groove of lonely warehouse
propped on stilts of rust and gray,
scratching a riff devoid of moisture,
in a turn-table suit striped with pockets-
fine this crime that outlives ethics:

this is the second wave, rising into rhythm,
a changeling child of chilly waters.

iii. trump is the beginning of cool

a vest of stuffed squid and shrimp is stylish
for most of the downstream fossils:
these slick boardwalks in the fresh of splintered rain
where triple pops are collar cool in pink and green
for the culture of the never-ending grope and move:
it's never too slim for a flippered slipping-
grand this sand to a fine-toothed beach:

this is the third wave, darkling by nature,
a cunning crash of foam and spray.


  1. I like how such is written in three parts. Making each stand out on their own and yet collectively together.
    'a hairless mammal born of aqua water'
    'a vest of stuffed squid and shrimp is stylish'
    Love those images, you.

  2. I admire the structure in this one. Wisely done! Great imagery too. Ah, I am following your blog henceforth. Cheers!

  3. Toodles: thanks so much for taking the time to read this little scribble. I'm glad it gave you a few moments of reading pleasure.

  4. You ertainly showered me with words, if not water! :)

  5. Love this one! Each wave an entity, a personality. I bestow upon you the "Enticing Imagery Award".

  6. Awards for you, thanks for the support!

    Share a free verse today,

    Bless your talent.


    less than 4 hours before closing, welcome in..

    comment later.

  7. you make words come to life... vivid piece

  8. @JH_Poetry: Thx. I haven't really been writing too much lately but hope to get back to it soon.

  9. gerry-- haven't been by in a while... lots of personal and work stuff keeping me occupied. now back and reading.... this is you doing vintage you... images, mood, and a softness of tone that i find quite compelling.

  10. @Harlequin: thx for popping by. i hardly write at all anymore. might be done. who knows?

  11. I really love the rhythm and images of this, especially the lines:
    "this is the third wave, darkling by nature,
    a cunning crash of foam and spray."


  12. @Chris: Thanks for the read hon.

  13. You are amazing. I write as well, if you are ever in LA (assuming you don't live there) I would greatly appreciate getting the chance to meet you. I have been lurking on your blog for quite some time.


  14. @Hassan: Cheers. Haven't been writing much lately. Appreciate the reads. Peace to you also.

  15. As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. You imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

  16. Sooo Amazing Fantastic Write Up!

  17. @Short Poems: Thanks for the read!