Saturday, January 28, 2017

Winter Thrives

let it pain us to the bones
the wind like splinters
that fires the soul
solid strength
piling higher than snow

savor the chilled air
the frost breath
that finds you there
to chase the skies
to fight, to dare

the hard, the cold
is winter’s great flower
breathe it deep
to gather power

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kisses for the Whale

empty box rowboat
in the living room
sets sail
orders from the captains:
kisses for the whale

sharp-eyed daughter
in thrall with her game
a glimpse of immortality
on the strength of our name

jumping and playing
no riches can compete
blood of our blood
makes a life complete

the news comes down:
there’s trouble in the skies
no worries from the captains
the ship is doing fine

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cosmic Dragons Loose in the Business World

There were cosmic dragons
dancing around me
at my office.
They praised me
for drinking coffee
and daydreaming.

The eyes of the other staff
were on me
when I tried converse
with these dragons.
They apologized
for their aloofness
but I accept this
as a sacred burden.

They motioned
to guide me away
but I remain
at my desk,
writing poetry
and devising
grand plans
that might please them.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Gotham Guide Stones

grandeur and gutter
in two short streets
consuming sights
to the time
we try to keep

glittering glass
on sidewalk and sky
wearing a stone mask
but searching
every face that passes by

armies of strangers
spin their dances
like demons possessed
angry undercover poets
to how they are blessed