Put the needle on the record

  No future for you Beyond this Bridge of sighs Dharma lies There is no karma police Because there is no karma No eternal return No reincarnation No ticket, no laundry Set the cycle to spin Nobody loses Nobody wins This is all we have This now which is only The then of the when…

Sahara

  I trace lines in my palm the whorls of my fingertips become magnetized The sway of concentric circles Within circles within circles The geometry of endlessness always soothing and hypnotic casts its irrecoverable spell I flower with fractal certainty Here is where I seek the for in an ever: that deep dark longing for…

Let’s turn this malice into melody

Oh son of Adam, you do Bring out my evil Eve, Just one little bite of you Might be worth a hundred Falls from heaven. Jesus was a Jew. Karl and Groucho Marx were, too. Theirs is a simple history Devoid of mystery. Unlike you with your Blue latitudes Secret oars, man-o-war Floating terrors Into…

Re-Composition

  Words are such messy things. They lie and when they do they are scattered everywhere. Just when you think you’ve picked them all up, bits of them appear between sofa cushions, under rugs falling in all the hard to reach places. I bet you find pieces of yourself in everyone. Don’t you, my blue-eyed…

Exist Extant

              Let us be still, you and I Keep our contract with the sky; Settle our score at this day’s end. You never said what you meant; Nor meant what you said. Perhaps That is the distance propagated by Discontent: the bijou memories strewn like so much rice and…

Negative Space

Did you know it only takes 20 seconds to destroy the dream? Standing by the kitchen window coffee beans and thoughts a blur; the whirr of the grinder my morning ritual comfort – the only time I ever take the time to count time 1 2 3 4 5 I count as I gaze outside…