Archive for December, 2021


it's so trite to say
one's breaths are
taken away, over
and again in love

when in love,
to sleep
to awaken 
from the dream

to kiss or to be kissed, 
lips self-reference,
lusciously grope

every point
on the face 
is alive, expectant,
a lash on a cheek,
a whisper on a brow,
a sigh along a neckline

palm to palm,
temple to temple,
ashes to ashes

cc: Chagall 2021

once, in a forest, as a tree falling,
I vibrated the air and demanded
you Listen!

are you there,
here where I am,
in this half-circle of
inner-movie, the gray
under the arc, our theater
in the cozy round?

I see you there where I end, 
where the underbrush starts

if not
for entropy, the broken
reassembles, in time 
we would love again

cc: Chagall 2021


And the binder that you bought me, dear Mary,
I did fill with wonderful thoughts and designs,
as you said I would

cc: Chagall 2021


I feel
all the sadness
of the world

cc: Chagall 2021

Such a Square

Anybody want to
start a circle?

I've never been
in a circle - 
what would we do?

Is a big
or a small
circle better?

I know we spend time together,
discuss the weather,
and the whether or not
around that which
we circle

Do we smile,
do we frown,
do we ever know
the one on the other end
of the arc we cut in the circle?

At any angle, to any degree,
there is beauty in the geometry 
of any circle formed

I've never been
in a circle 
cc: Chagall 2021

In a Word

Aw man,
Pat & Vanna,
don't go out
like that!

cc: Chagall 2021


the imperfection of the green bottle
is more precise than any words 
to describe it

the contents 
of the bottle 
shake just enough 
to make waves in my mind
albeit how tiny

I throw thoughts like darts
from my bullseye-out 
to any errant arc

aren't we the pair,
I and my thoughts and I!

I stroke the cord,
they relax, collapse 
into a coil
to better reel them in

to feel them
in total dark
to discern shapes
(any form will do) to exit 
the nil 

we revel
at the wet 

and ride the tide home
in free-fall , asleep back-to-back
with nowhere to go 
now but forward

would you like
the green bottle?

hold it without word,
scream it with no sound,
keep the shards should it one day 
fall and break

be careful
the cuts

cc: Chagall 2021
Your berth, how you propel,
and the arc of your exit radius,
determine if you make the turn

cc: Chagall 2021

No, But Seriously…

I didn't think it was that funny when I said it,
but my imaginary friend could NOT stop laughing

cc: Chagall 2021

Today, 3 for a Dollar!

After the poet's burial,
we drank to her memory
at The Final Stanza

She had died of canza

cc: Chagall 2021

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