Monday, November 29, 2010

uneasy blossom(to aislin)

i compare your smile
to the hesitant opening
of a cherry blossom
unsure of its beauty
it speads slowly
until its radiance sears itself
into spirit and mind.

haiku 5.1.07

her toes did curl up
his eyes did roll back and
they slept in honey.

Friday, November 26, 2010

an announcement on a new project!!!

i'd love some feedback from you guys...and please
stay tuned for more details!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Follow me on Tumblr!!

hey folks, i've got a nice, growing Tumblr blog right
here for your web-surfing pleasure:

just another look at my words and thoughts if you

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

rock n' roll betty

see you could be
my rock and roll betty
the opening riff of clapton's 'bad love'
loving me so good
i'll swear that the sun begins in your eyes
we'll sit together
with irish coffees
and dissect our desires
drowning dislikes with laughter
i want you to
scream into my shoulder
until you sob like janis
to have our conversations
seem like lyrics
that some teenage couple
with a bottle of boone's and hope
will recite years from now
i want you
to be that rock and roll betty
wreaking beautiful havoc in my life.

heartshadow.(or a visitation to a past mood.)

there are moments one has that seem to darken
the mood. they cause immediate and seemingly
overwhelming despair.

yesterday, i got swept up in one of those moods.
so much so, that i shut down. something i RARELY
do. when it gets to that level, i usually make
the choice to ride it out, no matter how somber
or how painful. because trying to fight it or
act like its non-existent makes it worse. i once
called this a 'heartshadow'. it's not my term, i
actually found it in salman rushdie's 'haroun
and the sea of stories.'(which by the way is a
GREAT book)

i'm here to say, i've gotten through it. and for
those still stuck there, there IS a light beyond
the darkness and pain. will yourself to get there,
fight it, scratch and claw and you'll find that
peace within yourself again.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

silenced stride

in honor of Cafe Nema, a DC wellspring of jazz that
unfortunately closed this past october.

should always rise
from the belly
and spill overflow almost
full of steam and spice
walk in the door
and it washes over you
so that you become one with the street
sink your teeth into piano strides
and let your tongue nibble
on saxophone solos so good
you swear they've not only raised
those long gone
but they've decided to sit in between
amen corner meetings
should always rise from the belly
and sitting here
in candlelight embraced by brick
and brown skins and smiles
you realize that this place
makes it a beautiful stew for you.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

summer's dew(for sagal)

mornings like this
begin with silent jazz
and silver hues
my mind
replays that last image of you
watching me leave
i thought then
that your tears would flow again
until i realized
that this summer lost
was nothing but
every tear you've shed
that the heavens chose to match.

lingering sugar

she exhaled on entry
and all of those butterflies
that danced in her stomach
became liquid rainbows
broken down to crystallize
into that vocal sugar i love to hear
which is why she still sounds sweet
hours after i've left her covers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

getting known across the pond!!

i'm happy to announce that i am now a part of
Write Out Loud, a website devoted to poets and
their performances based out of the United
Kingdom. i hope to learn a good deal artistically
from the writers on the site and i'm looking
forward to share my words with a new audience.
the website link is below in case you want to
check it out:

NaNoWriMo begins!!!

well, November is here and that means it's time for
NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writers' Month!! This is
a month long event that encourages people to write
enough to create their own novel. I've attempted to
do it twice already, and this year I am determined
to succeed!! I will keep you all posted as the month