Loss

October 8, 2015

I do not want to lose your heart
i don’t want to leave it behind
on the chair
on the street
on the corner
by the lights
where its rolled and torn
by the grey cars relentless wheels
what would i do without it
how would i wake up each day
and banish the sunlight
by diving into its recess
i wipe my lips on it
on hot days
i need to dry my perspiration
in its cool draught
and in the nights
i let it dance
to the music of wine
till i am intoxicated
and call out “wine, wine wine”
drunk by its fumes
drunk in your arms
drunk
lying on streets
in the dust bowl
of relentless cars
whose mericiless drone
remind me
to protect your heart

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Evening Songs

October 8, 2015

All our loves are so brief,
They emerge and fade,
Fire to ash to dark

The passing of the evening,
In its glory, we forget
The stealthy night,

In the twilight we lie alone,
And turn to hear the breathing
The fumble and murmur,

That lie as if on another shore
Across the sea, of moon streaked sheets
Shore lights fading

Pinpricks of star light, cold darts
Arousing pain, delicious pain
Of hearts entwined

Hands held and entwined feet
Brief, fading, disintegrating
Into the relentless passage of life

Fangs of Night

October 4, 2015

Amidst the mad violence of the evening,
When the angry sun blazes in agonized glory;
It’s arms streaking red torrents against the sky,
Thrashing, flailing and then fading to ash;
Softly amongst those smoldering embers
A phantom prowls with the eyes of stars
Shooting white darts that strike and freeze
And turns this world from wild gold
Into the painful and silent night. 

Summer Memory

September 14, 2015

The glass glistens in the last summer light 

Sweet sangria, taste of fruit, taste of sun

The soft brush of wind and the endless day

That bleeds like love into the purple night 

How I wanted you when you parted the veils of your eyes 

And let your kisses flow with the heat of the day

An endless river merging with my heart. 

And I heard that sigh of content and regret at the end of the day 

Could there be another day, when hearts afire we meet again

And the dark magic ensnares our life, taking us down

And leaves us with that endless instance of paradise 

Or the sorrowful Tartarus of pain 

Ode to Pearls

June 18, 2015

A dream of midnight and the moon
The cold smooth sphere
That slips and slides between fingers.
Lustrous pebble taken from dark waters
To gild radiant lives while carrying still
Its unfortunate aura of mystery;
Of the exotic, of the distance.
Pale haunted orbs within which lurk
The unanswered questions
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Questions that are never answered
But mercilessly ensnared into an intricate design,
(or maybe it is a brace)
That holds, tightly holds
With chains and lashings
All the elements in place –
White porticoed halls
Mint juleps, sundresses and gowns
Ceaseless languor of dissolution and time
– To create another ball of fantasy
White, versatile and pampered
That creates the fuels of trade and death
For these cold, soulless, white orbs.

Summer Enchantment

May 18, 2015

When finally she did emerge
From winters icy grip and endless dirge
She smiled and sang a tune or two
And colored the night in a purple hue

And with her beauty she did enchant
Infusing our day and evening with romance
With a wink, a flutter, a tease and tear
That make us all wish she stays near

Such were her charms we did not see
That her presence was brief; she would flee
And even when like the leaves the reality did fall
Too late was it our hearts were in thrall

And though she now has laughed and gone
Leaving fading memories and endless thorns
Through the fog her vision does appear
Of the warmth and laughter that seemed so near

The Return

May 4, 2015

Weary is the traveler, weary indeed,
When he finally spies the shore,
His boat, worn and beaten,
[The Sea had his will with her,
And wrecked and torn and mildewed,
She has come through with his loving hands]
Docks her against the rumpled quays,
And casts his eyes towards the houses and home
And set forth through the crowds,
Happy to be purposeless, purposeless indeed,
Not captain, or sea hand, or mate,
Just a friend, a father, a man is he.
 

Clocks

April 29, 2015

Dance to the clocks, the work, the light
The airplane travels and the black car rides
The hurry and scamper through the fields
Stalks of people carry blank paper in sheaves.
Lost in the dark, together we spin
Lights of Laguardia or is it starlight that glint
All blend together in cauldron of haste
The sun has torched another flaccid day.
Burn and burn, as the hours turn
Hotter the cauldron, froths and churns
With the medly of promises, proposals and lies
The dreams we saw when we were five
Wait now! Cool the bellows! Put out the flame!
The liquid has overflowed, we must start again
The burn, the singe, the scars on our hands
Let them stand as reminders of this time.

Jewels

April 26, 2015

No longer is the world sterile and cold
With the harsh whiplash of words [or was it the wind] 

That caused you to moan when warmth left your heart. 

Forlorn denzien, solitary resident 

The streets were shards and the night lamp mere hollow mocking 

Of a dream lost, and where you wondered

Like a lost student, eyes straying from books, towards the window

In hope of seeing the return, of arrival, of joy. 

And then suddenly,

You wake,

You feel the warmth from the touch of a finger on your breast

And your heart bustles like the street

And in the haze of waking 

You see a face over yours

With jewels dripping from ears

And feel the kiss awaken you again. 
  

Spring in New York

April 19, 2015

Don’t ever leave.
Always find that one other day,
Cause I want to be
Lost in your breath,
Lost in your eyes of fierce life
That awakens the spirit
In hibernating and the dead.
I want to lie on my side
And watch you stir trouble
With your wicked laugh,
As you kiss an old man,
Make him shiver before his wife
Or see you dance down the path
Chasing shadows away from the past;
And when you tire,
Have you sit beside me,
Pluck blossoms delicately,
Rain them down upon my eyes,
Encircle me with your tendrils,
Daub me with the warmth of your kiss,
Entice me with the promise
Of an eternity with you by my side.