Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Poem Should Be (12)


Both ingenious and ingenuous, 
Should it not? 

Like our Spot here picking 
A cool shady spot 
When it’s sizzling 

And curled up 
On steaming hot asphalt 
When it’s not. 




Monday, September 29, 2014

Gravitational Pull


Believe it or not, 

What he wanted always fell 
Within reach or it did not, 

And he always rose 
To the occasion, 

Whether it was what 
He wanted or not. 


Friday, September 26, 2014

Aphrodite Awash in the Limelight


When she crawled out dripping 
Wet from the primordial slime and bared sharp 
Beckoning phosphorescent teeth, 
Those who went gaga moonstruck

On the strand moved ever closer, 
Took the plunge and grunted 
They had never before been 
Blinded, sucked in by a more wondrous sight. 

The others stranded in the forlorn hinterland 
Had to make do with a less fortuitous fate— 
Such light as they bathed in was toothless, 
A gaping black hole appearing eons too late. 




Friday, September 19, 2014

Upon My Word


Such silence 

Building up unbearable 

Cornerstones to speak of 

Silence holding up each word. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Dictum


Wordsmith— 

If it’s worth thinking about, 
Find a language worthy of it.