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An old man struggling
with a large heavy mirror
obviously dear

Preserves all of the light
the reflected scape
that’s passing there before him

To the observer the world
advances as the world
advances towards
the advancing world

The careful eye
caught in the seam
between real and glass
and polished silver

Notes that the man
does not reflect

© Chagall 2014


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Dim lanterns barely visible
perhaps there’s no light at all
but my own vision and colors
behind closed eyes

Damp moss smell, the sound of waves
breezes just cooler than body
trace their way through air to seek a lash or a face
exotic salt and floral scents from very far away

I kneel in moist and cushioned sand that holds at first
then gives, unable to brace my fall with my hands
or my body prone I fall amid fine spray
of quartz and feldspar smothered until I collapse
through the top of a cool grotto and alight
ever so gentle to final rest

Dim lanterns
barely breathing

© Chagall 2014

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In time we find
though never lost
in trimmed gardens

The search alone
we sidle walls
flash furtive glance

In green maze
morning haze drops

The same each time
blurred roundabout
swirl dizzy spires

Endless breathlessness
tiring quicker
than yesternight

Out of rush of flame
comes desire

Sparkling cold
dense stars are lit
the air so thick

Like water we

© Chagall 2014


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Out on the night horizon
silhouettes dance across water
purple on black, must be a sandbar
or maybe just many Christs

© Chagall 2014


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Incidental solar flare
seeks easement

right of way
to use my being for incarnation

I acquiesce though it’s no small matter
these photons really are

quite lovely little bullets
of light massage

I emanate
rapture on a beam

I burn till I melt
till I liquefy

how splendid indeed
to be deity

© Chagall 2014

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I experience me
like migraine

so I let go to seek relief
to still the incessant yap

floating atop
the knotted river

observing none
but the roil

© Chagall 2014


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I volunteered
to instruct them to fish

Yet ended up somehow
reeling alone

© Chagall 2014

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A kiss rips holes in lightning
and leaves burnt sugar behind

where we once stood

Long lived, we transcend the other
leapfrog our way to a lonely place
deep in cold space beyond the limit

in eternal smooth motions

© Chagall 2014

Rain On The City

Just This Side Of Spoken Word

Headphones Recommended

Blame it on the wrinkle, blame it on time

Original Music from the CC Band
Sebastien Greco – Vocals
Chagall – Guitar, Horns +
DD Rivera – Bass
Papo C – Percussion


Heartache swells from below the heart
radiant concentric  flutter

constant, lessening, or growing
intensity, makes its way up
the center of the chest, to touch the throat
lips then eyes, I cannot tell

through the mind to escape
vapor, wisps of could-have-been

loops back, mounts
again yet again

much like joy with a twist
not touching the extremities

just spirals to a void

© Chagall 2014


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