Friday, August 26, 2011

In the garden today

A mouthful of mandarins
bursting sunshine on her tongue
while she regards her brush strokes,
application of pigments,
and her freshly painted feet
Dreamsicle orange petals sway
rustling papery sounds
sunflower stalk on the rise
green grass and leaves
snail trails and spider webs
 made of metal additives
shimmer at night
only the lucky will see
the secret glittering messages
left here and there
in the garden
all over her hands today
in her hair
on her coveralls
like a banana peeled to the middle
promising fruit
sleeves tied at her waist
In the garden
she listens to the wind
she sings and smiles
she's being watched
like a fruit in the heat
ready to burst
and rain colorful sugars
and nectar into the soil
the earth laughs in flowers
laughter heals the soul

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


An earthquake
richly deserved
warm skin
cool hands
palpitating heart
out of side walk chalk
ripples of expectation
into the sea
crashing waves
pull me under
taking me away
to drown in dreams

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Journey into the void

This ancient passage
overwhelmingly familiar
the symbols carved, painted
pull at my mind
I am deep in this place
again and again
every night
reaching toward ecstasy
the conch shell horn blows
a resonant, haunting song
that pulls at my mind
remember where you are
where you've been
deep tunnels leading
to the beginning and
the end
of enlightenment
snakes and water slides
in my dreams
every night
again and again
riding the light
fucking myself
into oblivion
total annihilation
stories told
and untold
a secret place
I've been
again and
listening for the quiet sound
low to the setting sun
awaiting twilight
where I will find
more dreams
to taunt me
reminding me
of a place
I've been visiting
again and again
fucking myself
into the great unknown
shattered lives
again and again
snakes and water slides
tunnels leading to the center
of my being
remember who you are

Monday, August 15, 2011

dripping with light

Thighs spread
Shooting stars
awaiting visitors
from another planet
No secret
she needs
this forced pressure
no limits
ginger wildfire
an engagement
a moment
a trip to the outer limits