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Tuesday, October 27, 2015


sin wave

Let me tell you what I know;

since that day, my heart beats

in syncopation with yours.

Any distance between us

is distance that muffles my heart;

our sin sealing my bond to you.

My mistake - thinking this trembling

a synonym of lust.

A curious cyanide process*,

extracting faithfulness from cynicism.

Perhaps it was an ill-timed synapse

throwing me from my center,

throwing me in synchronicity to your orbit,

burning as I spin

like the suns in Constellation Centaurus.

Perhaps it is my soul beating inside,

in sympathy to my heart,

that has built a synagogue of yearning -

of yearning for your exposed soul.


*cyanide process = a metallurgical technique for extracting gold from low-grade ore.

This came to me as I was playing with sounds - especially that slippery flirty slide of "S". Seemed too fun not to be a sin!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Nothing Important

Ariel email in a bottle
Waiting to hear from you

I open my mail account

quickly scan the list for your address,

for your reply.

There are business suggestions

ways to improve my life,

invitations to flirt and be loved …

but nothing important.

Nothing from you.

Living my days

in hopeful moments,

anger felt turns back on me

keep reminding myself that

you were never mine.


April 7, 2003

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Valentine’s Day

Remembering past

Of the leading lady;

The script made of

Personal Reviews by friends,

Treasured letters from lovers,

Shared dreams.

I need no-one

To play the role of lover;

I will spend tonight

With all the people

I ever loved,

And truly be my real self,
And applaud.


Feb 14, 1991