Archive for August, 2021

Not Alight

a kiss falls
through sky
end over end

as I thought
they  float

I turn my cheek,
avert its touch

cc: Chagall 2021

DIY Recalcitrant

my home
shit shipped


cc: Chagall 2021

Like the Pink in a Pearl

I exhale a plume of rich sweet mist
upon which a hummingbird flutters

cc: Chagall 2021

Turn the Phrase

Is it live to fight another day or
fight to live another day...

is it loving the things you have to do
or once having the things you loved,

which makes life precious?

cc: Chagall 2021

Canopy Five

I've been practicing a lot of bebop lately
playing heads and I'm running riffs and I
notice the birds in the trees 'round my way 
are trilling and stretching out more on their chorus

cc: Chagall 2021

Everything Dances

you know 
that stutter-step
you do when walking toward one another
on a lane wide enough
only for one

you step left 
and she steps right so you step
right and she's already stepped left, and
so you dance until...

I did that today
with a pigeon 
on a NYC sidewalk,
an initial tango as so described
...then the pigeon flew one foot up and
one foot ahead as I advanced
to politely resolve the issue

cc: Chagall 2021

Poem Noir?

At the bottom of my purse
was the hammer I used
to pound tiny brads.

Would it be enough
to render him...

cc: Chagall 2021
each grasp of now
is energy, relinquish ago

to ignore the future
is tenfold easier

cc: Chagall 2021


whether we gauge ourselves
by distance or time, the result is the same
life traveled

cc: Chagall 2021


She said
I have no voo
to ronday

cc: Chagall 2021

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