Tag Archive: rebirth

Not Throwaway

I asked 
the poinsettia
do you like it here,
do you want to live here 
all year round on that ledge
surrounded by the resurrected orchids?

cc: Chagall 2022


on my way inside
I pass a furry bee
busy by the screen door

she is beautiful
in sunlight

I say 
Take care of things
out here while I'm gone!

cc: Chagall 2021

Post Haste

I dive off the landing
from the top of the stairs
and frantically grab at the tiny copper beads 
that are the pull-chain of the bare-bulb light
knowing full well they will not hold me

Descent is an endless whorl

I am found with them still clenched in my hand,
the light yet intact, the handrail unbroken

No seeping liquids anywhere

cc: Chagall 2021

The Last Aloft

there it is,
that distinct aroma

a wind of the past

a breeze 
of the gone 

a flash of laughter
once, now lost

somewhere in the deluge,
somewhere in the design

on the detritus

a back-float
on time ethereal

I fall from a rooftop

receding sky

welcome home
whispers the blue 

cc: Chagall 2021

Haiku for Acrosome

Perhaps we are all
Afloat in this universe
Pending gestation

© Chagall ∞

Haiku for the Day After

Imagine silence
Barren fields glow red neon
Now torrential rain

© Chagall ∞

Zoom Out

Exhaustion is a rollup shade,
comes down over inner light
to cast shadows that run too
deep, bluer than cold black.

Oddly, since I can see that
I am invigorated, renewed. I
am outside of the physical
debris; I am beyond the miasma.

© Chagall ∞

Leaving Marbles Behind

If death be not a parenthesis,
must life then be an ellipsis?

© Chagall ∞

Those Woods

The little horse has passed, still her harness bells summon
snowfalls shared, quiet leas, and the long dark nights of winter.

©  Chagall 2017

For Chloe – ci vediamo

She loved Frost but was less equivocal about the end,
choosing water over fire and ice.

© Chagall 2017

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