Posts Tagged ‘aging’

drag the Lotus seed

March 14, 2013

Drag the Lotus Seed 3 final


Appreciating the Corner

May 9, 2012

appreciating the corner


In the corner is a space

where stacked are bits of other corners

warps and wefts, porous and knocking.

they lean, waiting, quietly subdued,

tilted and jumbled, gathering dust


and like grandma’s sofa, wrapped,

in preparation for a celebration.

That crushed velvet never felt

the wind upon it, in her lifetime.


But someone somewhere now

might make a raincoat of its covers one day; especially

since it had a built in zipper which

went from corner to corner to corner to corner


So similar will

the still filling colors in squares of all sizes and age,

eventually be lit with light or fire;

keeping someone

warm or dry or inspired.


They too containing a zipper;

being unseen, unheard, utterly unborn,

with corners in the corner

of the boundless corner.

the resolution of Dorian Gray

December 29, 2011




the resolution of Dorian Gray

a portrait, with its scars, sins, and cavernous despairs

is created for a token, given endless youth

then hidden

a reflection in a mirror


grand history stretching rainbow

make-up written on the face

and in the cellular structure of all beings

is more than false, more than paste, the true jewel


bending with the flow of change

a willow on a flooding river

a blade of grass underfoot

the rise and fall of bodys’ breath


this year’s new vow, a resolution of flexibility

to see through and attend like the knife

that pierced and freed poor Youth’s heart; releasing

its’ crisp and sweet, from the craquelure of varnish



rubbing the belly of the beast

September 27, 2011


with anarchist wrist

and coughing blood entreaties

a threadbare tread