Archive for May, 2012


The Path

I walk
feeling cool rain on my
hot body.
I see
empty beaches,
bottles strewn,
closed doors,
silent streets,
silence.

Rain,
a magnifying glass,
it shows me the world,
how it is.
No great ball of fire
to blind me
hiding the figures
distorting the truth.

Passing others,
unsheltered
hiding,
fighting
to live.

Walking,
I stop,
think,
now this,
is Venice beach.

Bird

A bird outside my window,
hummingbird-like
darts from tree
to tree.
Wood stained breast
pale
in the afternoon light
boldly outlined
in a black shimmering cloak.

I see the dark beak
pointing the way.
I hear the song
and I understand,
the words
they escape me.

There’s one tree
decorated
in tiny white flowers,
this tree
it avoids,
always looking,
peering,
intently,
steering clear.

I see this bird,
I realize
we are
the same.

Longing

The kitten’s purr-
I hear,
When she smiles.

Michelangelo’s eyes,
I see through.
Caressing Venus.

The Sun’s warmth,
is her touch.
A mind,
of the deepest depths.

Her soul,
ah
well,
from where I stand,
is a soul with Gaea’s eyes.

A presence
of serenity.
An angel’s choir
in her voice.

Ever in my mind’s eye.
Not far away,
as far,
and near,
as the splendorous Moon
she is.

I find
as I move with life,
She is ever present,
as the stars above.

And all of this,
is the sweetest nectar,
the rainbow’s end.

And with her kiss,
I have seen-
Creation.

The words are forced,
I rape my mind
searching
pulling, prodding and
yanking them out.

A hack,
meaningless, thoughtless,
Hack.
Yet.

Don’t stop.
I-will-not-stop.
my judgement,
I am familiar with the blade.

Shredding
devouring
my flesh,
with my words,
thoughts.

I am the demon
within.

I see you demon
Doubt.
extinguisher of life,
hope, peace, joy
pain, suffering,
me.

If-
I allow it.
I do not.
I defy you.
Challenging you,
down goes the gauntlet.

Do your worst.