Falling Awake

I left her in the dead of night, A shadow in a shadow world, A tick that never has occurred With skies like molten pearls outside.   Far down beneath, a train cries out And moves towards the morning red I watch it leave out of my bed And disappear into the clouds.   I... Continue Reading →

Mayday

There once was a ship that did drown without sinking It left its homeport through a maze of white steam. The horizon was shrouded, The ocean no color, just like the sky That was bleak as a dream, The bows silent And silent the cheers of the people ashore: Silent tears, silent laughter, Silent movement... Continue Reading →

Downpour

Some days are clad in rain like friars In a robe of gray. Clouds hang deep, and drops are falling, Ever falling, Washing time away.   Puddles form and keep on growing, Mirroring the sky, And cars, like comets, draw long tails Of teardrops As they’re rushing by.   The lake, today, wears silver hemming... Continue Reading →

The Line

When I shine Please, say am I awake Scales on my eyes Reflecting a face I should know   Shed my light When all that is left is my own Flare to kill time Watching the smoke from below   The cross that I’m bearing is made from the ages to come Where time’s turned... Continue Reading →

Ancestral

I. “Death is not ‘an eternal sleep’ Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: ‘Death is the commencement of immortality!’” -Maximilien Marie Isidore Robespierre  ... Continue Reading →

8 O’Clock Haiku

Two cups of coffee Blacker than the sky outside This Wednesday morning.   The road to the bus Is going even deeper Than the mirrored sky.   And burgeoning dawn Spreading red flower petals Now across the blue.

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