Selected Poetry

(Not precisely in proper chronological order)


TO BABY (2014)

To Baby…

if only

i could

i would

most surely

most swiftly

most bravely

take you

away

from your grief

from your pain

from your agony

i will

wrap you

in comfort

and build for you

a home with strong roof

to shield you

from tears

from fear

from leery voices of dismay

and

adorn you

with fragrant softness

with strong courage

with gentle joy

if only

i could

i would

wipe away

memories of cruel mockery

wailing, crying

unloved child

naive innocence

tethered to the gate

terror in the stinking darkness

lashings of merciless cane

but who will erase

my memory

of standing by

watching

hapless

afraid

doing nothing

overwhelmed

and glad to have escaped?

the guilt of the survivor

i cannot shed

but i wish

if only

i could

i would

make it up to you

care for you

give to you

envelope you

in the grace

that should

be

yours

to partake

(20140627)


DANCE (2013) – about quirky proprioceptivity.

I dance because

I cannot walk

the ground is

too strange

I must count

One, Two

One, Two, Three!

(And maybe Four?)


 

PASSING (2014) – for Lucy. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

and thus, another passing of a week,

if only I could still time…

I’d place you here inside

our little gentle bubble

always

repeating the beauty

of you

with

me.

(20140523)

 


BENEFACTION (2014) – Lucy. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

Grace

is

warm,

a soft, silken velvet.

A vanilla scented body,

with eyes

so deep…

Pools of unspoken goodness,

purity of the Silent.

Grace is you, gifted to me.


MONKEY (2014) – about pain. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

monkey on my back

shake, shake, shake

claws

jaws

scrape

scratch

monkey on my neck

wriggle, wriggle, wriggle

swirl

curl

jump

thump

monkey on my leg

dig

kick

wind

bind

monkey in my head

jiggle, joggle, wobble

grab

slap

quake

vibrate

monkey on my back

shame, shame, shame

your name

your name

your name

is

Pain

(20140522)


ELEPHANT (2014) [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

elephant

in my soup

a kangaroo

in my boot

boa constrictor

around my head

but an Angel

in my bed

white hurts

my eyes

talking to strangers

makes me cry

purple churns

nausea burns

Lucy breathes

soft rhythmic hues

warm vanilla

cobalt blue

we will run away

together, yes!

we will build a cave

hidden nest!

run, run, run

but alas

no place to hide

from

the elephant

dancing hulas

in the night

(20140521)


DEVIANT (2014) – the familial tyranny. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

dark foreboding

telling nothing

mummy, I am afraid

it tastes purple

shut up

mummy says

stop pretending

sister mocks

curling lips

fire eyed

nobody sees

only me

too bright

it hurts

dizzy light

it burns

toss and turn

I feel sick

shut up

sister says

stop pretending

mummy mocks

your heart

black well

repent now

or burn in hell

nobody sees

only me

salty tears

deep sea

I practice

more

to be

like you

but it is purple

again

no more you

mocking

so I can have white

and yellow

and green

and

I am

once more

me

(2014 05 18)


GASPING FOR QUIET – in the wee small hours (2014)

[click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

(Tribute to the neurotypical revelers, in the wee small hours.)

drowning in

swirling sea

noise

raucous laughter

feminine shrieks

metal on tile

dragging

screeching

pop

slam

bang

more, more, more

croak

guffaw

piercing

reverberating

concentric

mimetic

crawling up the walls

mating dances

coy glances

purple

orange

flashing

bashing

fun and games

while I

lie gasping

for

quiet

(20140512)


ODE TO LUCY (20140) [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

To Lucy, Like a Charm.

terrestrial being
emanating
warm vanilla
listening
susurrus
angel’s breath
resting
rise and fall
majestic breast
wingless
grounded
without estate
precipitate
enunciate
wordless
depths
here
now
with me
but
too brief
a blessing

(2014 04 19)

SUSURRUS (2014) – on Lucy, the Angel in my bed. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

Rustling. Eyelashes and whiskers brushing against pillow case. Soft breath, inhaling, exhaling.

Forrid to forrid. Soft silken velvet. Warm vanilla. A twitch of the ear. A little nose wriggle. Did she smell something in her sleep?

Light shuffles, a paw reaches out and curls over my shoulder. My arm gently rests on her magnificent chest. I feel the rise and fall. I can hear her powerful heart.

Her svelte head shudders, nuzzling closer against my face. Tiny whimpers caught inside the belly of a powerful, large, yet ever so gentle beast.

Yes, the other animal in my bed. Apart from me, of course. She is the gentler one.

(20140415)


LOSS (2014) – lost friendship. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

i have not

your insights

i am not

canny

shrewd

or

quick

but i know

your value

to me

is great

and i grieve

for my loss

i have not

clever words

religious locutions

pretty gifts

artful interactions

to win

approbation

the way

she does

how do i

tell you

who once

i thought

was

my dear friend

the horrors

of her hand

when

all i have

are

garbled utterances

nauseous spectres

haunted dreams

roaring silences

and

i am not

socially savvy

nor

have propensity

for inviting

guests

to my home

for tea

?

(20140428)


FAMILIAR SONGS (2014) – wily deceit vs. naiveté, on Miss Louise. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

smoke rings…

lock stock and barrel
tuneless X’mas carols
bird cage
fool’s rage
cheap grime
teary brine
gushing ordure
verbal manure
papier mâché
florid collé
pleonastic
vulgar plastic
rapacious
peroxide virus
naïve trust
bomb blast
help yourself
thieving elves

(26 March 2014)


BETRAYAL ON A UNICYCLE (2014) – portrait of Miss Louise. [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

Malaprop flip flop
Dancing flamingos
Zero O’Clock

Pickled brain
Charging ducks
Derailed train

Flashing bling-bling
Grand promises
Empty circus ring

(20140303)


CAUTIONARY DITTY TO AN ASPIE BUNNY (2014) [click here for original post in bunnyhopscotch]

grandiose delusions
flamboyant hallucinations
ludicrous denial
hideous betrayal
luscious
fabrications
dramatic
concoctions
“there are none so blind”…
yet lies sublime
such tendrils strong
pull the unwary along
before you realise
what danger subterfuge
you’re caught inside the vortex
naiveté centrifuged

(20140319)


ANATOMY OF DECEIT (2014) – shaking off Miss Louise. [click here for original post on bunnyhopscotch]

Slip knots
Butcher’s block
Skulduggery
Moral palsy
Trust betrayed
Wisdom delayed
No more drama
Leave it to Dr. Karma
Homeward bound
Exit merry-go-round

(20140321)


JUXTO-VITRISENCE (2012) – to the bambino.

ambivalent meandering
desert crocus
pitch darkness
dancing lights
fallen orchids
blind candle flickering
tracing liquid
stolen thoughts
where?
unfound
death
struggling
to keep
alive
parched wetness
weaving
in and out
conscious unconsciousness
disconnected attachment
where?
here
not now
perhaps

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