Monthly Archives: June 2012

Poems: 8 & 9 / Venetian Magicians / Prayer

Note to readers: These poems are begun by an inspired first line or two, and during this particular development from poem to poem you might find ones of cheerful and imaginative transcendence or darkening recognitions of a more perhaps serious … Continue reading

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Poem: 7 / Sweat and Boils

We’re all sweat and boils sweat and scabs scraping with potsherds The whole thing comes down while irony and nonchalance abound around us The isolation spotlight hits us hard Rimbaud said “Patience is the key to this savage sideshow” God … Continue reading

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Poem: 6 / All Moving Forward in Time

It’s all moving forward in time All horses’ noses create the finish line Each flame tip tickles the underbelly of heaven Each heart of ours is the plate glass to eternity’s inner rooms When we stand the whole universe increases … Continue reading

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Poem: 5 / Seeing the Scaffold

Seeing the scaffold at the end of the road or a steamroller coming toward you or a herd of elephants bearing down or looking into the maw of a tiger on your morning stroll his teeth and back of throat … Continue reading

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Poem: 4 / Short Fable of the Three Schooners

The first sailboat out had nowhere to go but forward out into pure outness The light slitted down in louvered doors that swung open for it to enter and enter it did The second sailboat out saw things differently and … Continue reading

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Dear Reader

Dear Reader Bismillah I’m averse to drawing attention to physical ailments, but since a bit before writing God of the Sliver I‘ve been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment for base-of-tongue cancer, and poems have come in their fashion by Allah … Continue reading

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Poem: 2 / Angelic Shoes

The shoemaker saw that angelic shoes miraculously surrounded his feet a perfect fit The hoop flyer soared up and through with the greatest of ease the whole sky opening its curtains so she could land on her feet on the … Continue reading

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