Friday, January 25, 2013

optical delusion

Water in a blue
Bowl looks like an empty bowl
Invisibly wet



Who’s standing behind
Me out of the corner of
My left eye disquieting
Attention like a signal
Trespass of reception
Fading in fading out
Bleeding one pretext
Into the next deceived
Of all perspective yet
Listening between the
Sounds observing an
Empty space expelled
From the void forged
Of aspect in the image
Of familiarity remains
As fleetingly akin to
Me as some revenant
Unknown to itself
& unrelenting


Thursday, January 17, 2013


There’s a knock at
The door & no one
There staring off in
The distance like a
Blind date looking
For an out going
Thru the emotions
Polite to no avail
Unable to escape
The agony turning
Wine into water
Losing sight of a
System mapped
Out so long ago
Of an objective
Rejected buried
Beneath the


Monday, January 14, 2013


Hope dies in this building
Like a lesson that’s never
Learned mispronounced
Of action & result staring
Into the eyes of abandon
Listening for the joy that
Hardly comes but once in
The midst of a calamitous
Shriek & drowns out too
Quickly of its own accord
Searching for the door &
The prospects of a silent
Journey home reflecting
On the abuse of reason


Thursday, January 10, 2013

W/out remorse

Dreaming of music
Of serenity amidst
The blood of beasts
& pain of speaking
Calmly from within
The jaws of death
& the myriad colors
Of hands pressing
Against water inter
Mingling with eyes
Staring & emotions
Gaping wide from
Relative mouths the
Funereal presence
Of all mortality in a
Perilous embrace
& the fluidity of