Monday, November 5, 2018


juniper lantern suffuses the day
with a kaleidoscopic'ly crystal display
from start of the ritual
'til warmth fades away

juniper lantern your light gives me pause
shoos the wolves from my door
wraps my eyes with warm gauze
that softens the world and the sleights she's imposed
gives illusory strength and a masterful pose
to one who would otherwise fall through the cracks
religated to shadow filed away in the stacks

in the glow of that lantern he's graceful and lithe
intelligent pithy attractive alive
a beacon the comely young moths can't ignore
even though in the darkness they'd quickly abhor
the tarnish his armor has gathered of late
the creak of its hinges his lumbering gait

juniper lantern suffuses the day
with a warm gentle light
that keeps harsh truths at bay
and allows hope to burn
an exquisite display

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Saturday, October 20, 2018


sculpted into resonance
by time and will to bond
ego is irrelevant
your heart and soul respond
to nothing save the wants and needs
your better half makes clear
until the line between you
fades and all but disappears

the time it takes
to reach this state
at once eternity
and just a blink
no more I think
but never done

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Inspired by You are humming some song ... by Poet Desh.

Saturday, September 15, 2018


oh how we love to beat the drum
taste the rhythm feel the thrum
of sonic waves pulsating
to the core of our desire

eliciting both fast and hard
repeated climax epic
in proportions and sustained
a veritable flood of riches
destined to defame
into so much ichor

hero worship feeds the tide
their suffering a tragic ride
but glorious
the single handed mastery
of crisis
allowing us to celebrate
and live to beat another day

their cult of personality at play
a drug our adoration
as with their every move
we swing and sway
believing our excesses right and good
while they protect our neighborhood
above all others

imagine there's another way
thoughtful a compendium
of parts achievable
and small
designed to be maintained
for the long haul

in harmony
if you will

embracing all the textures
contributing in time
without a spill

percussion's not to be eschewed
but as a sauce
not the main course
heightened impact realized
from rarity

while constant strain
of all the voices
in refrain
ensures longevity
of all the neighborhoods and species

in harmony
if you will

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

dojo shadorma II

stem to stern
he attends to each
and ev'ry
tactile inch
lingering where needs and wants
sing in resonance

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Friday, August 24, 2018


her taut confidence
just inflames his attitude
not so subtly
her smile reveals the pleasure
his discomfort lets them share

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Thursday, August 23, 2018


what used to be
a stylish dance
of give and take
has more than less
devolved into
a kickbox match
with a rape

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Inspired by one of RC deWinter's shorties with selfies.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

rainy Sunday

deck woodgrain revealed
circles - linear array
raindrops from the roof

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