Fillip

integumentary caligraphy, molten particulates cast into animation. i had drawn a self composed of oscillating illusion, an incense captured by a plastered space where stars are painted to cover the crevices. they twirl in a misaligned agony, over body as precious chalice for the shifting Self. . i waken to be, the vapor unseen, mirage […]

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Riding Waves

there is no leaving the self-same sea that pounds  through my veins. although my mind  delights in carrying me off like the spit of foam  on the tide. . and i ride waves thinking i know  something, blindly tumbling in the chase  for fictious mermaids beneath the surf. . a mouthful of dirt and fire in […]

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Trepidation

i cup sunlight in my trembling hand and pour it over a gray-scale realm. . i can find my responsibility in the rising floods, the repeated history of war and greed, the devastation  of disease. . fabricated chaos in each fearful  thought-burst adding to the pitch  of the world’s  agonizing howl, the loneliness of a […]

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Maintaining Orbit

i take tentative steps toward the unknown, where the realization that my past motivations for making the climb were petty and small. and now i am unsure  that i can traverse the gap  without a handhold. . i choose to brush past thorny obstacles, and dispel illusions. i have barely begun  to accept that i […]

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Insouciance

hammers to stone, they smooth a road. a pebble is a boulder to a diminutive Being, and i do not travel by foot. . a plunge into truth,  and my senses  become mute. gravitational waves move matter, yet in Love’s space i am four-square. . we dangle, jeweled accessories from eternity’s ear. into Soul’s depth, […]

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Pendulous

they taught the child that love had limits, judgment and rejection, ornamentation for pearly gates. while the skippers curtsied to the seven sisters in bloom, she climbed the dogwood, auburn curls silhouetted  against a sapphire sky, a glint of mica in the soil. colored glass  and the attempt to stain an innocent heart, like picket […]

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