Monday, February 23, 2009


You need not bathe,
Need not sleep
Need not bless me.

beauty is too strong
for us men to live by


is this passion,
beauty-poisoned madness?

the wolf snarls
his teeth pierce
the flesh of your own needs

The sun shines
In bright heavens
No rainbow beckons.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I am fallen in darkness
A bleak solitude

Rose perfume sweeps
Metal boundaries
(Stained glass.)

Three paces forward
And six to the right.
The door feels like this
When cold winds blow at night.

I won't open my eyes
Brazen, plain depth-less globes

Like the bones of our oceans
Impossibly slow

Should my slack flabby eyelids strain,
Shake you from dreaming?

Skeletal masses
Time-powdered bone

Sifting softly
Drifting slowly
Aging like wine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

with sugar on top

All pervading bliss
Only virtue.
Only real & only warning
Only reason, only truth.
Expand contract, my silence
Only speak to me without decay
Penetrate and Permeate
My Silence
Only meaning

Monday, February 9, 2009

the ocean's rolled away again
it's taken all his joie de vivre
the ocean spray falls flat again
it's less intense than spittle

there is no we there's only one
this place this fear this giving

weeping willows
cease for nothing

stake, decapitate and burn.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Learn To Be Quiet" by Franz Kafka

Learn To Be Quiet

You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait,
just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

-Franz Kafka


I wanted
long after sunrise
even while the wind was
padding echoed, empty places

Sawdust trappings, gold in bright rays
Shift above your human skin

I reach for you with fingertips
My own? Perhaps, but better yours.
Those roses never promised love
They wither, promises of now.