Monday, April 25, 2011

my aria




my aria
let me be antiphon
for our song

you, diapason
writhe
but clear and strong

our intricate melody
interwoven
in polyglot form

i will be heartbeat
in rhythm and concord

my prima donna

each coda
our promise to return
with every movement
a story
to unfurl

remember
even though
release
at the end
is curtain
to our embrace
it is never sayonara
but parole
for à bientôt

till our next
dress rehearsal.



Friday, April 22, 2011

unravelment



it's the absence
my ghost
which binds us

now

an almost nudge
telegraphs
through silence

a splice
takes hold

untangles
overnight

ether-born
a guidance

our light
our song

of grafts & flower
of fruit
infused with spice

of how once
we were lost

my love

in plain sight.



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my breath



my breath
this is not about love
nor how a soul
finds solace
sometimes
in incidental burrows
it stumbles upon
why "fits like a glove"
cliche or not
has much prevalence
in realms
of idolatrous metaphor
nor why
alone
although so brief
is such firm companion
of longing
& angst
oh no
this is simply
about why
on the spur of a moment
a smile grows & glows
inexplicable
when intentional gazes interlock
yes
it's all about
impermanence
my cloud.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

how does spring



how does spring
end, my dove
does it blend
and bleed into summer-
love or will it
run along another bend
which leads to station
of abandoned town
with sun-bleached signs
of forgotten name
and porters
who are but ghosts
of former selves
its dusty platform
with boarded-up halls
strewn with tumbleweed
blown-in by Chance
discarded there
as though runaway
or progeny of refugees
as i?



Sunday, April 17, 2011

once upon a time



once upon a time
i feared
i'd forget who you were

for i knew time
had designs to rob
fidelity

from memory
recall of exactness
of tone of voice

the subtle hues & shades
surrounding irises
i so adored

the precise station
of dimples
on your face

which came alive
under a smile
even if so scanty

besides
you always had
a penchant for hiding

behind veils
and glass
which made close regard

that much
more of a needle
my love

for that
i've carried your laughter
voice in a box

on constant playback
emblazoned your likeness
onto my retinas

eyes
your fire brands
wide with glee

and lowered glance
if embarrassed
ever so slightly

and for safe measure
i engraved your name
onto my arms

but to be blunt
none of these acts
have sufficed

to thwart ravages
of illusory
lifespan apart

my ghostly imp
its high jinks have had
the upper hand

i'm scared
you are fading
in me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

let certainties turn



let certainties turn
murky today:

walls, defuse
ambiguous

while roof tiles fray
to thatched
cinders shift clear—
almost translucent

sharp memories
& thought
blur, i say

nudge, you are swapped
for push
grip, become brush
& yank a gentle tug
and touch!

now, ask of me
what you require
my love

for order
as genial appeal
on a single day or more
is not much of a task.




Wednesday, April 13, 2011

i remember




i remember
you said
i am

the one
who loves
you

you
& no one
but


then
proceeded to
draw

rare
strands
of pearl

through your
puckered
mouth

the first four
a striking
rose

tightly strung
on a wire
then one

pale ceil
which was
oblong

diffuse
as the early
sky

another four
followed
and on

until
at last
a glass

fish hook
along
with

urgent
desire
to trammel.




Monday, April 11, 2011

my delicate



my delicate
sunset:

harbinger
of lacuna
& uproar

utterly intertwined
you are
my most dangerous
hour

thankfully
always retired

by dawn

fire

bound

by day-
glow

equal
part
salvation
as torture.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

jasmine



jasmine
did not bloom
last spring

in the fall
trees shed leaves
while still

green
but that was
par for the course

given the foulness
of decisions
delayed

elongating
distance from
heart to soul

to the point
of a single snap
as though mono-

filament
whose gauge was
ill chosen

for a task
and awesome caliber
of game

now, my love
it's almost blackberry
winter here

once again
you are still
nowhere

& i, a kite
whose lines are
knots

with you
my Gordian
tangle.




Saturday, April 9, 2011

my starlight



for ash

my starlight

you
prize
being

intent

as rainbow
by night-
glow?

you know
you vowed
the moment
you formed

i would bend
and bow

from windfall
to zenith
spiraling around
your arc

grateful

i found
no cause
to stray
from my charge

although
your cadence
was syncopated
your fidelity--
welcome
& pure

light

i was prism
to the slant
of your rays

you:
steadfast beacon

in mist
& rain.




Friday, April 8, 2011

i know very little




i know very little
English, you said
and proceeded
to recite:

I took her hand
in mine,
and we went out
of the ruined place;


and, as the morning mists
had risen long ago
when I first left the forge,
so the evening mists
were rising now,


and in all
the broad expanse
of tranquil light
they showed to me,
I saw no shadow


of another parting
from her


then added:

but i am filled
with Great Expectations


and perceptibly
faded

for good.




Sunday, April 3, 2011

my windsong



my windsong;
you are nothing

but my obsession

to transcribe
language
of the heart
into phantomness
of breath;

cacophony
of echo
and memory

forever
intertwined.




Saturday, April 2, 2011

braids are what provide




braids are what provide
the allure, "and refuge"
is what you tell yourself

with arms over my shoulders
around my neck, you nuzzle close
and in wispy voice, whisper:

"i'm certain you will never
forget me, for my lips
are brands which outline
my name"


my beacon, by now i have
memorized every ruffle
of your likeness. besides
for astrals the universe
is archive

not one kiss has ever gone amiss
in the contours of their space

& i am confident, we are ...




Friday, April 1, 2011

we carry aspects



we carry aspects
of semblance
you and i

beyond brittle armor
& frailty of heart?


almondine eyes
for instance
our handle

today, i am echo
but you've always known
my name


yes, my peppermint cloud
you are in every breath i take

now, imagine love
as i have for eons


shudder and flail
as pennant in its windstorm?

i swear, my timeless shroud
its downpour is imminent


as foreseen ...