Archives Dec. 3, 2005

Four Years Apart


I once dated a woman
Briefly for a month or two
With four years to live
So the doctors said

She was vibrant
Living large on hard-earned dimes
Intent on living well
Before her mind was lost

Our first night together
Thanksgiving eve long ago
We talked 'til past the sun was up
Of life ...

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Laying Bare


Rumi graces candlelit evenings
Soft and gentle mystic love
Petrarch forms great swaths of words
To soft to give to waiting doves

I crack the knitted fabric
With crusty crude cold air
Animal lust crudest love
Tearing fabric laying bare

I probably should have held my tongue
Let quiet passion's sway
Inspire the genteel ...

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Float


Faced with unceasing noise
Listen
They want to talk
Absorb
Their words that flow forever
Float
Angst, anger and emotion
Feel
They need no more chatter
Wait
They will find their fates
Hope
They will come back home

Cut Crystal


Cut crystal chalices
Have less perfect form
Hold no stronger wine
Scatter light less perfectly
Attract mens' eyes less frequently
Than these flawless lips
Wrapped round honeyed tones
Spiced with foreign deserts
Laced with thoughts of home
Forming a quiet pool of hope
From which my heart would drink
But which my mind forfends

Things were going on, I just wasn't invited yet (Poetry evening at Aleck's, then dropped in on Simon...)


I got a last-minute invite from Michelle to go to Aleck's poetry evening. Was all people I know, save for two friends of Aleck. Hadn't seen Golnar or Shadie in ages, it's even been a while for Kathryn.

Anyway, turns out the evening wasn't really about reading one's own poetry ...

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