love, like life, can be so painful at times that it twists and turns and we yearn. it confuses and bends and stretches. it comes unexpected, it leaves if neglected, sometimes not. sometimes it thrives regardless, like the weed (which is just another name for a flower that some would say is 'unwanted'.) But whether we want to love or not, or to be in-love, we are stuck with it regardless and there is no getting around it. One can be like Penelope from the Odyssey, waiting for her lover hanging on to only hope where perhaps there is no sign of it for as long as twenty  - an endless tableaux and a folly to a love that is perhaps impossible - or not. Who can say. What i do know for sure is that where there is love there will be happiness, there will be joy, and there will be grief.

late march, 9.42 a.m., 2008

Friday
Dec082006

weekly salvation | absolute absolution

There are a thousand reasons against –

On my knees I hear about such deadly sin – the details of which I know,

then penitence, forgiveness – how does one measure apology?

Whose thin or thick caliper do we use?

What they, we seek, is salvation.

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Wednesday
Dec062006

your birthday gift

What if it should happen?

What if in the middle of the field, or the city,

or a broad avenue, as the sky dimmed to dusk

our hands slipped naturally, gently -

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Wednesday
Dec062006

transubstantiation

The rolling thunder. The near lightning.

The lightning, the Lear jets - they line up, empty, waiting to take me but where –

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Sunday
Nov052006

pears

It is all about anticipation

About opposite-end thumb-twiddling,

your fingers spinning quick circles and how the mind spins

quick circles around the last time we were together.

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Sunday
Nov052006

over tea

One hesitates to draw near.

The branches heavy. The fruit temptation.

Promises given, kept – unkept.

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Tuesday
Oct312006

dream no. 4, a necessary absolution

You were there, then decidedly not.

The U.N. Plaza , you for certain,

- arm-extended, a great whirly bird,

you ready to catch as I ran, as I ran, as I ran

and when I stretched you latched hands met,

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Friday
Oct132006

definition missing

What can I write about an ellipsis except more dot dot dots…

What can I say about a thing that does not exist?

A disc you just can’t format...

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Friday
Oct132006

revelation - an obvious truth

What I know and do not know is changeable.

Like me, these things are mercurial. Not unstable, just fluid and easy.

I know that I do no know what Love - what it means to be in-love,

only that I do know where to find it. That I know it when I feel it.

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Tuesday
Aug222006

such fruit - the ritual

Such fruit – these pears you bring –

I never question why. You never say.

Brown bag, it bears two – Anjou .

Wordlessly, a park, you lead.

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Monday
Aug212006

satsuma

I’m all for surrender

I’m all for ripe plums

I’m all for the now

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Saturday
Aug122006

the place where i put you

I put aside the reasons against.

I’ve been through those, self-argued; it didn’t make a difference.

You were still there when the argument ended.

The wanting endures.

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Wednesday
Aug092006

bridging the gap

She is told not to see him in that way.

That no matter it is summer, that usually they would be,

She can go but with fair-warning.

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Friday
Jul282006

temptation

How unexpected you are: and how I resist.

What you represent then is some golden apple

tossed hastily over orchard wall – never knowing,

would I catch it, would I bite?

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Monday
Jul242006

miracle

It is the miracle that I’m waiting for.

That one in which the holy wafer snaps and the reed thin sound

somehow manages to echo throughout the whole of gothic church –

touching stone after stone and meeting ear after ear. We hear. I hear.

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Monday
Jul242006

dream no. ? , la reve in sepia

Are you invited or invited.

By now, I cannot say, only that you are there.

This much is undeniable.

They tell me, dreams are dreams are dreams, yet some prescience here.

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Monday
Jul242006

etudie

See how your tongue turned such tricks!

Those upper-lip licks, flicks that suggest well…

a thing you taught me how to say, and in French.

To ask of you such things that would make me, well…

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Sunday
Jul232006

eden's shadetree, no. 2

What you present is temptation.

Would it be enough to sit beneath Eden ’s shadetree –

To give of 1/3 of what I want, what you want.

Or does that simple kiss cross the bounds - you tell me.

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Friday
Jul212006

Eden ’s Shadetree

Okay, so you said to meet you here and now what?

Is the tree rich with such fruit and more, dare one partake.

What you present, love, is temptation and god, would I bite

Would it be enough to sit beneath Eden ’s shadetree –

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Monday
Jul172006

she has eyes like german chandeliers

You tell me, “She has eyes like German chandeliers,”

and mine, dragon-fly green, warm-marbled and rolling

– what I would not give to be she.

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Tuesday
Jul112006

la reve no. 4, dream in sepia

Are you invited or invited.

By now, I cannot say, only that you are there.

This much is undeniable.

They tell me, dreams are dreams are dreams, yet some prescience here.

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