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Advent, even I wait on as

silent partner  in this stronghold.

Before I go on,

I’ll go on & make sure

The blinds are drawn.

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When I’m

Aware/Awake  It’s gone cold,

For me to know it,

I’ll go on & need you some

I’ll go on & remind me some

I’ll go and turn my life down some

I’ll sit myself down until

I’ll see myself still enough

To behold

We’re meant, both,

Silent partners in this stronghold.

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( FROM A FULL WOLF MOON BEHIND ALL THOSE CLOUDS,/ PHOTO, MIN

B E H O L D

January 10, 2020

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Advent, even I wait on as

silent partner  in this stronghold.

Before I go on,

I’ll go on & make sure

The blinds are drawn.

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When I’m

Aware/Awake  It’s gone cold,

For me to know it,

I’ll go on & need you some

I’ll go on & remind me some

I’ll go and turn my life down some

I’ll sit myself down until

I’ll see myself still enough

To behold

We’re meant, both,

Silent partners in this stronghold.

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( FROM A FULL WOLF MOON BEHIND ALL THOSE CLOUDS,/ PHOTO, MINE)

M O N K E Y I N G

January 8, 2020

Listen, I looked like I was listening

You whispered, I got the gist of it

As if you thought well of me, and were murmuring

I caught the most of it.

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We haven’t talked enough.

He complains, “It’s complicated”.

He remained at his plugged in window

All day, alone.  A phone just off.

We haven’t talked enough.

A phone, just off. We would waited.

He remained, not leaning far enough

Way o’er over our wishing well.

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Every fool knows first hand  it’s foggy,

Can’t see past your next step.

Man, can’t you plan for terrain ahead?

It’s blinding, the fog.  Can’t find me.

 

 

DOLLAR STORE GLASSES

January 2, 2020

“And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)”  from “Heroes,”  Bowie

“I never touch you”  from  “Breaking Glass,”  Bowie

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I wear dollar-store glasses
they help me work on perspective.
I live for nothing I can think of.  fact.
It’s suggested I might just strive for focus.
In my day bed i might live
with one window & uncertainly my curtain cracked

I can wear one seventy five
On dollar-store glasses
I passed par for an old guy.
I’m far from passed, muy alive.
Tho’ she could present a good argument
Contesting that mad “muy” adjective.
I abstain again & again
And I’d hate to publicly substantiate

BABY CASK

December 30, 2019

 

It could be a baby cask of Chianti
With Leo Da Vinci
On the label like it took from a notebook
Curiosity sought the imagery
My thirst might evoke.

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It could be a baby cask upon a piano
Stark like one candle in one window
Not a word about the new chords
Almost heard in the darknesses,
A solemn oath, (I guess)
Not a word about the new chords.

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CASK

NURSIE DEAR

December 30, 2019

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I’ve dreamt of an angel, Nursie dear

Near she sat and pat my brow

Her half-smile warmed me with more light, more hope here

I fell back on my fevered pillow

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Why? Why by chance you’re my Florence Nightingale

That grows pale at my rows of wounded

& Hard-headedly disclaims, “All is tainted”

But goes on blinking out your saint eyes,

All the shadows god’s light must have painted?nursie

OLD FACADES

December 26, 2019

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West, we rode & wrested away from…save the olde facades of Savannah.

When in Jesus-sodden Southern Georgia

Some sign solemn  told me “try him”,

I ran & ran that mantra by

& waited ’till my lips straightened.

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Here, I take my sweet (& dear, fleeting) time

Rake up raw data…

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I’m readyish I guess for you to take my order

M I D W E S T ?

December 26, 2019

So I’m at lunch with family yesterday and I decide to offer up an observation to liven up the conversation.
Cable news had an extended piece on the recent earthquake in the Midwest. I quickly revealed my astonishment that arose while watching,
as one after another of the interviews by the surprised victims and citizens of Mt.Carmel, Illinois. The people were wild.
Let’s just say that if a drive-in movie production were looking extras for their “nutty locals” scenes…let’s just say, maybe there was a devastating industrial accident (from the the factory or nuclear plant that had laid off all it’s town years before) maybe a spill or explosion maybe (this along with the unlikely Midwest earthquake thing). Or maybe the circus was in town.

I watched and forgot all about the unlikely Midwest earthquake and keened in on the (and here’s where my biases come in,I’m from the Midwest) unlikely freakish Midwesterners.

Family at the table, where my much-better-half (into her 3rd white wine) imaginably glaring in an imaginably disapproving silence. Until she got to the heart of the matter right away when she brought up the Midwest thing, and got me to admit that I might have been less stunned by the shocking display on CNN, if the people lived much farther South.
She stepped things up by unnecessarily reminding us “In Cold Blood was where?”
I was about to counter to unnecessarily remind her in my rejoinder that her homie’s New Jersey housed the 20th & 21st century’s “All In The Family”, the too popular (and vulgar) Sopranos. Then the food came.

Our quieter grace-prayer might have been “judge not, not really budge not”

TO BE SAFE

December 24, 2019

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Once intimate names you were taught to whisper before sleep,

Prayers, Spiritually assisting the adults in yr family

To be safe,

They’ve now too, lived through to be distant relations.

Except when you & Unicef-cards wave to them Xmasses

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Now, when this faraway family of this one naysayer

Finally writes to him,

I don’t doubt it’s not without

Very late night kind innocent prayer

FOR NOW

December 21, 2019

Wind up, winding down.

When my massage therapist

She Always whispers

“There. That’s forever. For now.”

Straighten up. Pay attention.

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