Under the Collar

one dear father
only in collar

caught me chokin’ a
bottle in dusty
row pew,

he knelt for a swig
and i mused to
self,

“why that’s quite
big of you”,

then saw his bejeweled
chalice had run
dry,

“wow, the
nerve of you..

and to think i nearly
swapped spit
with you.

image: https://www.catholicsteward.com/2014/06/04/stewardship-reflection-on-lectionary-readings-june-22-2014/

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Gridlock Grey (an Ode to Norway Bay)

our family cottage spot…

farewell,
Norway Bay

you’ll always stay
a restless kid’s one
sleep away,

dreamin’ down death’s
woozy freeways,

towards log cabin in
brown country,

a long mile’s stretch
away, for days..

but squintin’
slits now..

i damn near see some
sandy surf thru the
gridlock grey
.

image: https://www.genat.org/cimetieres/site.php?idSite=441

image: https://www.artplatt.com/ArtistProfile.aspx?ArtistID=1015

by way of faith

Get outta my damn way
said me in the
damn way
..

and may i say the way
we freeze ourselves afraid
when nothing glows

our way..

’til we’re just shadows
of our shames.

is the true
shame.

In faith, let’s step forth
with foresight,

and not back into static
webs of clinging
frights
.

image: https://www.artmajeur.com/en/topor/artworks/6630958/lost-soul

image: https://www.artmajeur.com/en/maksim-krapht/artworks/12321113/connection-lost

Rose Drop Wine

baby’s heart forms
before the mind,

and lady’s heart
just sighs..

“i’m fine”

see me in the shady side of
pond where my jaws
love to spread,

just ignore the
red sign..

i stitch-up lady’s heart only
to plant her nape deep
in thorny bed,

and sip on love’s
rose drop
wine
,

with garden
dead
.

image: https://art4tab.com/skeleton-breadth/creepy-skeleton/

image: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/sp-vampire-art-3d-n057-blood-flowers-drips-of-life/2063329

Lost to the Wind

she’s my love for life
in times lost to
the breeze,

and never before have
i crumbled with
such joy

in presence of heart
thieves
,

and i’ll not think or
blink twice
’bout..

risking life for love
over fading in safe’s
false sense of
relief.


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