Monthly Archives: August 2012

slowly, it had to last


Two Parts of the Road as a Whole by Borg de Nobel

slowly, it had to last

slowly, it had to last.
the musky scent behind the ear;
an oily tipped nose;
eyes shielded from the sun;
a taste on both sides of the tongue.

he has no family now.
he wandered off —
two parts to the road
made him whole
when the end was near.

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Poetics: Borg de Nobel

Photo credit: Borg de Nobel used with permission

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street rubbish


These are my dogs Rudy and Parko. Both were dumped in the street. Rudy followed Hector and me home one day. Parko wandered the streets of LA until animal control picked him up one day. I adopted him from Bichon and Buddies. As many dogs in this world, both were dumped in the streets like…

street rubbish

chipmunks, rabbits
chasing the sun.
voraciously needy
in a love-free breeding ground.

stoned in an alley;
torn ears, battered muzzle.
the deepest wound
is not flesh-bound.

follow the footsteps of another tail  –
a home with no locks
a soft welcome mat.
no more exhaustive accusations.
no longer nameless.
a chance for healthy life.

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In Summer-y; Dog Days/Zucchini/Poetics

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2010 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

Under Windsor Bridge Senryu


Under Windsor Bridge, 1912, by Adolphe Valette

Under Windsor Bridge Senryu

thinking in darkness
“presidential candidates?”
no hope for our future

foggy cityscape
impassioned meditation
intended hermitage

insufferable,
annoying, son of a bitch!
go jump off a bridge

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Magpie Tales – Mag 121

Image credit:  canvaz.com

foam


Carina Nebula – from Hubble

foam

canned cream
at your mouth
in your face

fall flat air bubble fairies
toothlessly smiling
with balding hair
of baby similitude
like bellwort slobber
sputtering radioactive blood

cold,  solid steam
carbonated, chlorinated
fumigated, undulated
meta foam
like carpal fountains
of spread fingers

certified, personified,
versified foam
cools rage
quenches nightmares

smokeless frosting
delivered by messenger service
soothing, illimitable
universal soup of life

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Meeting the Bar: Impressionistic writing

Image Credit:NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

events – concatenated


Creative Destruction

 events – concatenated

pivotal events concatenation
of massive dead information
intelligibly listed

logic chopping vicissitudes of politics
superficially characterizing life

markets that started wars
battles that launched revolutions

arguable peaks and valleys of history
to conclude that biology
is but an interlude of geology

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Poetics ~ ‘His’tory, ‘Her’story & time machines

Also posted on:

E is for ELATION!

Image credit: Creative Destruction by Kahunalilly on deviantart

dark night, red light


Sargent, John Singer, A Dinner Table at Night, 1884

dark night, red light

dark night
red light
saxophone hums
days of films
nights of jazz
steady neon haze

simple-role playing
it’s a date
plan the air
thicken the stage

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Magpie Tales – Mag 129

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D is for DENISE