Tag Archive: self-referencing


The Gendarme

Be on with it.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

© Chagall 2016

Sand Dance

One day long
ago I lived
with a senorita
who scored
clave-shaker
duets for money

From the window
I shouted
It appears as if
snow is starting
to fall!

She whispered dryly
Then let’s let it

Chagall 2016

First, Stretch

Have you considered recently
refurbishing your haberdashery
or buying a brand-new commode, maybe armoire?

Some words must be paired
as fine wines vis-à-vis
fish or chicken.

Grassy, picked too young –
this one’s a hint of chocolate.

Barring any unforeseen outcomes
I’ll bet the barista falls madly in love
long before we reach five stanzas.

Chagall 2016

Air Go

There is
only one poem left

There were two
but this is one

ChaChaGall 2015
I never meta-poem
I didn’t like

 

Substrate

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An old man struggling
with a large heavy mirror
obviously dear

Preserves all of the light
the reflected scape
that’s passing there before him

To the observer the world
advances as the world
advances towards
the advancing world

The careful eye
caught in the seam
between real and glass
and polished silver

Notes that the man
does not reflect
himself

© Chagall 2014

And So Ego

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I have worked hard to eliminate
that part of my personality
which causes me to see
any aspect of the world
through rose-colored glasses

I think life will be
phenomenal from hereon

© Chagall 2014

Spring Cleaning

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My toothbrush has
tons of crud in its cracks
need something bristly
to get up in there . . .

© Chagall 2014

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