Thursday, November 19, 2015

Considering the Heart as a Flotation Device

for Joanne Elizabeth Kyger

Dragonfly pauses to rest a moment on a strand of barbed wire

            its iridescent green & blue body
            its double set of transparent wings

                        Bright cold winter sunlight is also blue

                                    Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo

The undulating gaze
when the smoke clears & you have been
absolved in the crumbling light moist w/tears that are neither yours
nor mine
                        just gleamingly wet
                                                                  while the drama waits
                         w/a short list of places to go
                                                                                 things to do
but it's all up to you

& the torch aloe (arborescences) is just about ready to bloom

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Continuously Variable Transmission

Sunday Morning
The cypress whistles from the cliff
& the ocean performs deep breathing exercises
in the kelp grove at high tide
a long way from the sky garden
& its hydraulic geraniums

Mood Lighting
Drenched in silver-blue mist the
crash of sheet metal waves
& the sky leaning on the wings of gulls
like the vague memory of summer rain

The Getaway
I've seen dusty palm trees genuflect
in barefoot alleyways
It can be like that sometimes
The sky & the streets          like me
slanting down into the sea

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sand, Glass, Air & the Briny Deep

(a concerto for electric guitar & pavement saw)

In the vacant lot back of the gas station taqueria
giant agave, prickly pear cactus, salt grass, seaweed & all the lesser
demons & dakinis in the Upanishads
form a vast interactive mosaic

You were there but you might have missed it

Try to remember

Where exactly was the sky?

                                                  for Alison on her birthday
                                                  9 Nov 15

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Reeling with the Feeling

Sample the rolling dark
deep green steel turquoise
& variegated foam

wet sand

oyster music

butterfly fate

Several other worlds intersect or overlap this one
each with its own catalog of greasy regrets
& like a desperate attempt at setting the world's record in
heavy breathing maybe the best question is the one that is
never asked?

The rolling dark rocking
deep green turquoise steel
& corrugated foam

a dance for Boney Maroney, Mustang Sally & Peggy Sue