Tuesday, May 22, 2018

As It Were Seeming We Feel Our Own Being

Composed During The Last Leg Of A Long Trip Home Via Bus
as we were waiting, and waiting, two others arrived
Rushing to fall in
& over itself
water leaves once breathless air heavy with sweet
so easy to breathe in that coolness, the smell
of a kind very two, of a feather what rapture
sugar added to water 
softens & smoothes it so well
that lacking it many a cup's incomplete
i despair, lacking skill, in these phrases to capture
for a bed one could so very easily take
plush expanses of moss, 
distinctly inviting
a languor, a reclining delight
what the senses and soul together connive
like when you first 
see the light 
of the campfire built 
by your lover 
while you were out
getting lost –
– out, that is, in –
yourself by yourself
yourself at yourself
yourself for yourself
– looking & through –
would you see what they see when they look at your me
would you know which it was when they recognized you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
would you know what it was when you found it 
would you know what you had when you had it
would you 
you know 
would you know what to do
because with enough of the clever 
with practice
if quick lucky or high
you can feel your way almost without being shown
you can taste on your lips breathlessness almost your own 
you can catch in someone's eyes the blue of the sky
more precious than any thing the Earth on or under
more rare than any creature on dry land or in Water
more sought after than the grace of communicant Air
more strong than can the rushing of Fire e'er sunder
they reminded me strongly of one you and one i

tempus fugit

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Composed in the Waiting Room


A bit of verse composed in the waiting room
Calle Cuarta 7796 (between Mutualismo & Miguel F. Martinez) C.P. 22000 Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C.

"Dentist most excellent."  You doubt me, or you quip "At what cost?"
Rare as it is unlikely, should some wager be made,
In the virtue of dentists, for those who doubt to have lost:
Given just firsthand stories, likely as not they've been played --
Not with this one, however, with this one we win. Respectful, and kind
Attentive and fluent, he'll explain it, he'll do it
Chances are good he conspires not his but – your pockets to line.
If you've despaired of finding one not done in by his greed
Or his laziness --  or not too young to know what you need --
Despair not, amigo, be unafraid to be drilled,
Enjoy feeling alive again. Know we are blessed,
Lucky.  For in finding a dentist who is as honest and skilled
(And whose prices do render, it must needs be confessed,
Very easy decisions, when compared to what they demand,
Expect, and presume, north of la linea & not south.
Give yourself a few days in this happy, colorful land,
And trust De La Vega to give you a perfect new mouth.

by a happy patient, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Pandora has another answer for the Sphinx (a repost feat. art by emilieleger)

the fifth power of the Sphinx
(or, a creature, with feathers: that chooses to remain)

...see a life left a chance yet a present perfect as surrender to new
always already the only foundation upon which will the Great
be as good & as easy as is energie infinite & as Beauty is True
birthright Divine of innocence Human: even in sorrow, to know we can see...

this repost dedicated to Zataaz