9.13.2018

For Now


Clouds
drape the mountain
like a blanket
comforting
us valley dwellers
who peek
with one eye open
as from under covers
relatively safe
from the incredulities
to come tomorrow


Music prompt in the Imaginary Garden: MADE FOR NOW

9.09.2018

Contrary to Popular Belief


Blue sky is but the underbelly
of human collective darkness
a crucible within which
sinnings like cymbals crash
brightening stormclouds
cornfield drummer’s
rap rings out
like a
shot


Trying NONET in the Imaginary Garden

9.07.2018

Avoi-dance


One
with
quiet
three over
under-emphasis
on urgent-gravitational
case for revolution against
        silent-misery


For Toni's prompt in the Garden: STEP INTO THE VOID

9.03.2018

Lover


Blood
red
lipstick
brightening
her cannibal mouth,
dewy-fresh cheeks, a grinning fool
for love, for everything she’s lost,
    purposely avoids.

9.01.2018

A Sketch, by Nashawannuck Pond, on a Sunday in August


My daughter
sits by the water
sketching a figure

She uses a pencil eraser
that can be pinched and shaped
to accommodate needing to remove
small details from small spaces

She is free with her pencil
confident with her lines
knows just what she wants
to go where

She sketches two women embracing

Mostly she draws them
looking at one another
or eyes closed
rapt

But these two hold on
with strong eyes
focused out of the page
against the viewer
as if
to keep one another safe
from gaze


Camera FLASH in the Imaginary Garden!