Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Upside Down


given a point of view and a viewer
who can say what is up and what down
in absolute terms
everything everywhere
everything but everything

is upside down


Monday, November 13, 2017

Still


Without air conditioning; or, within.
---
the slowing down, stopping of the breeze
the growing silence within the heart
is the journey ahead
or has it ended

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bloom


blossom
of colours and aroma
to entice
to germinate
its natural
instinctive
involuntary
purport
ignorant that these cycles
can be interrupted
for food
decoration
or fanciful
curiosity

Friday, November 10, 2017

Flayed


foot arm elbow 
dissected chewed 
opened for study repair
rbc wbc capillaries
muscles skin 
exposed to be covered
or consumed
no matter what
eventually 
no question
no doubt
earth to earth

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Protozoan


spilling out of the Petri dish
to evolve or be destroyed
before developing into...

Monday, November 06, 2017

Cloudburst


rain, rain
I must be really parched
scorched and barren
even more than the earth

to welcome
rapturously
your advent
heralded by proper ceremony
of dark, overbearing clouds
lightning and thunder-claps
or unannounced with temperamental outbursts

your cool spray on my temples
through the window
the sound of your caress
on the mildly protesting panes
and whispers
coaxing the leaves to submission
and the intoxicating aroma
of aroused passion rising from the earth
diffuse into my being
and stir to life my deadened hopes

in humility I feel wrapped
with visions of your power
infusing life or destroying it
as you reign unrelentingly
moodily bestowing your favours
tenderly in a compassionate shower here
or lashing in devastating fury there
germinating now or uprooting
impetuously, inexorably
in a stupendous act
of inclement copulation
urgent, hysterical
insatiate and overwhelming
demanding nothing less than total surrender

and even as you depart
leaving the earth
ravaged and ravished and fecund
in pain it pines and thirsts

as I do
as I lie on my bed by the window
crippled, wasted, discarded, empty

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Fans



Fighting nature's fury while being its martyrs; in calmer times, providing shelter and gentle breeze from sweltering heat.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Reflect


with our minds, hearts
and brains

tensely
on our present

future
and past