Archive for August, 2019


O’ Dear Chiropractor

Yesterday I experienced sexual release of such great intensity
that I think it actually corrected a back problem I’d been having
for the past 20 years.

Chagall 2019

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You Know Them

Those who take pride in telling it like it is,
and letting you know that they’re the sort who tell it like it is,
and of whom others refer as those who like to tell it like it is,
rarely – if ever – like to be told what it’s like.

Chagall 2019

The Luge

Sometimes I forget where you are,
what day it is, but rather than
panic I revel in the freefall
of not knowing.

Chagall 2019

Under

I was surprised to see
when I finally looked up,
how many things are falling.

Chagall 2019

Uncle John’s Band

she complains that
I don’t do nothing
I yell back
Who the hell do you think dead-heads the marigolds!

Chagall 2019

Lunch in the Lea

The heat and moisture from her hand is
sufficient to poach the wild sorrel,
on seeded salted buttered bread,
we wash it away with sips of cold brook

Chagall 2019

Toward

I am sailing now for many days,
perhaps weeks, maybe years,
a slow bob onward to the light,
small there, unchanging in the darkness,
very far away

The calls of nightbirds
close in the surround of
the low sky

A warm breeze though, there is no chill
to thwart my hope

Once upon a calm sea a large moon rose and
filled the black hollow with golden gray

The sound of the waves there
against the rocks, without an ear in sight
to hear, haunts me everyday

Back to the light
turned around
soft spikes of sunspots sparkle
peonies of fireworks
explode without sound

Back to the light
within

Chagall 2019

if we were land-locked on all sides,
with green, red, yellow, brown, tan, and beige folks
bubbling into the pot, each from their respective border,
via all modes of carriage, overrunning our systems, our securities,
and we as natives – those already here, the green, red, yellow, brown,
tan and beige among us – have the inclination to protest and seek greater
controls, would we be racists and any less humanitarian?

CHagall 2019

Queen For A Day

a damselfly at the feeder
dreams she’s a hummingbird

Chagall 2019

bluejay
windowpane
suicide

Chagall 2019

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