DON’T COME TO TAME THE CAT

  Red sun burns below a blue moon and the tiger rips through trees to escape the cat. Sometimes small things need to be as sharp as an icicle even when the sun comes to burn red beneath blue moons while she sings of those crazy cries of Havana’s love. She sang of Paris once […]

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NORTH OF THE NOISE

  And so I come north where the air cuts colder, where daylight is a breath that barely bays, night a blanket bound to days. I am not here to stay but on a sway through ticking time, to see what rests where the light is less, where day finds end before being truly bent, […]

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BOY SO BLUE

  Sitting in a park in Paris, France as kids climb trees they’ll soon outgrow and birds busy their feathers in a dance of freedom we’ll never know. I fall through your thoughts as someone tickles strings on cords too distant to be discovered and wonder where you sat; on the orange carpet caressed by […]

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JOURNEYS, PART 14, AT THE RISING SUN

  Sandy shades of dust speckle the ground and gallant tones of green dot the landscape from which the scent of olives ooze, before mixing with the aromas of musk, distant Morocco and the comical smell of burning tires. At dusk, I was driven by a blind taxi driver, judging by his driving, along a […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, BUSAN, PART 4

And so we move along the coast, Busan, the beach version of Seoul… Of course we arrived to a rather wet beach and not just from the tide A major city in the making  And everywhere there are mountains, even in the city Nightlife taking shape on Saturday, the only night the kids have off […]

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THE RISE AND FALL OF FORM

Day 23 National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo Decades by four and one year more have tempered time to twisting root beneath this ever changing shore. Lands by four and to one returned as curious caught upon my boot my bags now tipped with lessons learned. Summer fires have blazed this land flames that fired forbidden […]

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THE QUEST ACROSS THE SEA

Day 9; National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo Wander, he thought, and wander did he across the land and over the sea, adventure, he thought, but distraction came free as distance dissolved the boundary. For a while, he thought, a while to flee, to see what rests, to see what can be, understand, he said, this […]

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GOING EAST

  I have crossed oceans without feeling the weight washed beneath their waves… I have cut through clouds without knowing the worries they whisper to the stars… I have flown from darkening dreams towards tomorrow’s daylight and yet the light’s already fading on front of me before my past has even slept before my future […]

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IN THE HEART

  I can pack a million boxes I can walk a million roads Cross a million seas But I cannot pack you In a box, Love is not for the keeping, Love winds its way Along roads unknown, Untraveled, unexpected, Love seeps like the sea From every box I place it in, No storage can […]

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