Archive for December, 2013

The Mind-Killer

Posted: December 30, 2013 in Poetry
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Bring your weapons

Kick me where the sun

Shines and where it doesn’t

Abuse me with sticks and stones

Or wound me with harms

Harsher than those aforementioned words

Bend me in ways the wind cannot blow

Crash over me with the weight of a wave from the River Styx

Take me into the light and blow the candles out

Turn me into the horizon

 

Fear

Bring your weapons

I’ll bring my lips

And a mouth full of eight letters

This Year

Posted: December 30, 2013 in Poetry
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I found love

To be

A boomerang

An onion

Peeling slowly

Down to its core

 

I found eyes

The color of soil

Sprouting

Crystal balls

 

I found peace

In the chameleon

In the smallest crab

Changing its shell again

 

I found more downs

Than ups         more

Floods than fires

More falls than

Stairs

 

BUT

 

This next year

I’ll forget all about this year

Save for the finding of

 

YOU

 

 

Rome

Posted: December 28, 2013 in Poetry
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Adorned

In the emperor’s new clothes

We conquer

Together

You                              the land

Me                                the sea

 

In unison

We wilt

Fall

Like Rome

 

We are rebuilt in a day

 

 

Magicians

Posted: December 22, 2013 in Poetry, Writing
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We were never

Lovers

 

We levitated beyond

Those crumbling promises of stone

Like magicians            dancing under the cherry moon

To the howls of some beasts trapped inside a fairy tale

 

No stars fell into our eyes

No arrows or teeth pierced our skin

No clocks were stopped

 

We climbed into

An hourglass

To find our hearts

Before misplacing them

Amongst a dune

Sediments composed of

Walls, lines, masks, shrouds

Objects that could never be blown into glass

 

And yet we blew each other onto

The sands of matrimony

Distancing ourselves from the brewed nebulas of time

So as to swim through the primordial concoctions of intent

 

Whatever ocean wishes to feast upon our shores

Better not be of this Earth.

This I Believe

Posted: December 14, 2013 in Poetry
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I believe in

Picture frames

As shelter for memories

 

I believe in

Allergies

To hate and war

 

I believe in

Deafness to

Dumb words

 

I believe in

Weighing intelligence

Not gravity

 

I believed in

Buddha

Until divinity

 

I believed

In Zeus

Until heresy

 

I believed in

Odin

Until literacy

 

I believed in

Yahweh

Until trinity

 

I believed in

Jesus

Until his butchery

 

I believed in

Faith

Until it became holey

 

I believed in

Truth

Until you showed me

Your City

Posted: December 11, 2013 in Poetry
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Burns

Day and night

Like a Roman fire

In a temple.

 

Virgin hands

Never could

Keep such flames ablaze

Even with a pyramid of wood.

 

Will that passionate warmth

Evaporate the oncoming waves

Into a plethora of moist hisses

Or will your city flood

Like Atlantis?

 

This traveler

Explores but

Is no navigator

If your walls drown

If your fire cools

I, too, will extinguish.

Loitering

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Poetry
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I  wait for:

Gravity to weigh down

Your heart

Age to scribble

Its signature on your face

Sun to

Glitter

Your skin.

 

I wait  for:

You to forget

How to stand

Again and again

Loitering with me

Around a fall.

 

I am waiting for:

Time to ferment

Besotted

I can always

Find more reasons to hang around.