GODDESS OF THE GOLDEN PATH She follows the magic of red bumblebee and fruit tree. In her honor I conduct lightning rods over scrolls of ancient China. Like a dance gliding over ice on a sidewalk, she’ll swing to heal my soul. She’ll be cheering for me as I emerge from pools of old ghosts […]
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I Remember, Lance, the Last Time I Saw You Step by step the snowthrough the windowof your dad’s study. With empty spaceyou shake hands.I asked if I could touch you.Who was that meant to ease? Before I left, I spoke to your momin the breakfast nook.She told me what you told hera few weeks ago, […]
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Mirage Abandoned by hope A halo of fear sits on the throne Like the stillness of a pond. Herds gather to spell their vision Legacy of comfort vanishes in the mind of the wanderer Four, three, two, one, and the rocket launches to the land of belief. A smooth sail is on the horizon As […]
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The Coming It rained so hard that night it blocked the sunlong before it nudged the shouldersof the mountain, and darkness lingers still.Some were surprised, but there were signs.Their acolytes announced it from the rooftops,and every corner of the public square,where truth was sacrificed at the altarof greed and superstitious woe,as talking heads replaced golden […]
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After Paz Words sifted througha pail of pebbles.My mind overrunby thoughts unleashed.Day and night splitby a seam throughwhich dusk travels.I write letters tofaded memories,to resentmentsand their knives.Words as scatteredas the voices ofmany songbirds.One page isn’t enoughbut two are too many.Words. Voices.Memories hid in darkcorners, behind bookshelves.Wait for them untilthey pull you betweenpast and present.
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