Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


on the cold stone

The sky, achingly blue, sits heavy
on the grass in its own green sharpness.

A heart is throbbing on a cold stone.
The eagle's eye spies it from miles above
and my mind's eye hears the hiss of
talons unsheathed.

Legs run, wings flap,
a race for the heart.
Feathers rippling,
white dress ripping,
wind whistling
in protest
the two bodies pressing
through the space
called air.

Into whiteness.
The heart trembles on its gray slab.

Feathers explode with filmy gossamer
rolling in dust, the two bodies choking
in the struggle
reaching, clawing, beast and bird.

For what is man, but a beast
without her heart?
Do not think for a moment
it is the mind
that separates the two.

mushaboom: rainy day drawing

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Knife in, knife out,
deftly stab between the ribs;
slide past the muscle
with your jabs.

The sharpness
in the edge
of your voice
bleeds me.

I roll over
unsheath the pink
of my tongue,
licking lips
against the whetstone
of my teeth.

Neither one of us has brought shields.
And there is much damage.

Honey tongue
proves a late surgeon.
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