Sunday, October 30, 2011

Poem for Today

In this land,
Obliterated with light,
So bright and numbing and pure,
Feeling like sound,
Destructive with its vibration,
Shaking the strips of my bones.

In this place,
She gives me colors,
White, searing, sizzling.
A flash of burning joy when we love,
Black, never ending abyss when she leaves.

That is what stays with me.
The opening of a shaft,
Cut into the earth,
Whose end is dizzy-deep.

I can see it at night, because the entrance is darker,
That’s what makes it stand out. 

She colors my life.
All the shades,
Now they are mixed,
Scrambled, and dry-cracked in the sun,
Like my old paintbox.

Sept 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Poem for Today

In beautiful hotels,
In maddening and difficult cities,
Plump with anger and wealth.

In the pine forests, damp-cool and free,
Under a swirling night,
Of lights and dust and voices,
Far away, but right here around me.

In all this space,
And flow of time,
I walk in a small wire cage.

With nothing to witness me,
Without the joy of someone’s pride,
With no reasons.

This is being without love.

Sept/Oct  2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Poem for Today

Knowing You

I don't know what you are,
Only that you are one woman,
And the destiny of the world is in your hands,
And that touching your mouth makes me alive.

Oct. 2011
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Poem for Today


The loneliness is like a toothache,
But it drags my whole body,
Into its turquoise-bright,  world of pain,
Diffuse, every inch of my dry skin is touched.

But, from time to time,
It becomes focused,
On her face.
Running the loops of memory in my head.

It’s all part of a bigger disease,
And though I feel the blood,
And life leave my body, as I wish for her,
It just makes me feel hopeless,
Without the solace of unconsciousness.