Category: Cinquain


August 12, 8:32AM

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Love on

the rocks can be

very painful, she said

wouldn’t you rather make love on

the grass?

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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August 3/4, 12:00

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Midnight

it’s time to leave

the Lama said just jump

shift gravity rings, float away

find peace

weightless

know your own insignificance

that’s the secret of flight

Nagarjuna

taught us

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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August 3, 2:20AM

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Tonight

the world is light

gypsies stomp around fires

dance atop the heads of devils

breathing

strange jazz

harmonies birth the netherworld

while fingers shape odd chords

syncopated

spirit

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

August 2, 3:16PM

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Summer

sunny samba

toes besiege sand castles

wet steps, frothy, salt water sprays

lovers’

ankles

up her calves, too cool, sun-tanned thighs

coconut-pineapple

oils soothe smooth

the burn

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

 

August 1, 3:22PM

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Her soul

refrains the great

songs of her past lifetimes

she’ll rest complete, spent, the coda

a hush,

a poem

recited before the last fire,

upturned faces glowing

all fade away:

her time

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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She said

I loved you then

the songs you used to sing

convinced that life for one was wrong

till now

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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Daybreak’s

certain calm

till mid-morning’s

wonder if tomorrows

will come

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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