#533. changes

March 7, 2012

living in two 
lives and falling
into a deep third world
crashing in unknown dreams
time is kaleidoscope tantalizing
fragrant and clear and shattered
beat the mirrors into shards of rhythm
between the being and the process of being 
which is dancing the sweet thin edge of sorrow

later the cold floor awakens me startling me feet 

#491. december me world

December 1, 2011

december me world
shine and quicken thru the days
the year ends
and begins
gravity’s
yearly dance 
to bring the light back from night

#450. standing under

December 31, 2010

standing
under standing
that the eyes across
the room connecting new
year to old from then til then
again they promise shine the endless

still want
to learn to dance
with you

#419. past holy weekend

November 1, 2010

connected by beautiful smoke
wisps between the dimensions
all the ghosts occupied at living
before dying simultaneously time
in time a delicate constant dancing
each with all the others steps and songs 

#359. making silence echo

August 19, 2010

making silence echo

restrained hesitation just before
the next tango step
light jingling through ice cubes
a hundred glasses
raised in hot sharp conversations
are taken outside
to the ancient cobblestone streets
the humid night
bright eyes then hands lips bodies
making silence echo

green shoot
growing in the diamond
sand learning healing
dancing smoke
in the wind off the sea

mother
love
redfingers
daughters
clay
sons
damp
salt
straw
wine
charcoal
bread
kiln
pain
firing
work
bellows
weather
mortar
joy
house
shelter
home
wisdom
grandchildren
earth

dancing
from earth
thru water
to air

the
lotus
carries
me

and you laugh
a silver fire

end
of another
week.
leaving
uptown
for down
subway
heat
ensphered
by crowds
so sweet
ready
for the
Endless
dancing
new york
night.

#196. My Portion

March 9, 2010

After a desert
of dust and ash
how cool and pleasant to drink
from a well
no matter the distance
or how unknown
the water bearer.

_____

I know She makes this a holy place
an oasis
a source of goodness.

_____

Am I able to touch her
in this same way?

_____

Shall we draw water
together
dance around the well
in a dance
we can only do together?

_____

The ancient stars know.

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