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Una diosa: un ejemplo

Su sonrisa equivale un mar de brisas
Donde siempre flota una línea de labios llena de risas
Su pelo crece curvado y un poco pesado 
Undulando como la caña de azúcar no muy bien refinado
Ella es toda una compañera a distancia cualq
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JUNE 21, 2014 8:47PM

Wide Ranging Interest


 
The polyglot ghetto cop walks
The final hour of his beat
Through barrancas cortadas
Por luces cobres y crudas
Y aún mas profundas
Que el triángulo de las Bermudas

Luckily for our protagonist
Su rumbo le lleva por el cementerio
Su esquina protegida con un floripón
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JUNE 12, 2014 8:50PM

First Impression

He stepped out from the suit aisle

Resistance untangled, long lost, futile

Cuff links, watch chain, no ring

A steaming date waiting

With the guitar later laid in his hands

Aching and created to cry and sing

Notes fallen aside hardened ears

Ready to settle on drunken heads dropping pink… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2014 4:10PM

Orion and Cupid Play Miles Davis


 
A heart made of smoke floats over the other side of cornflower blue
Drifts over cliffs of loss standing up to the sun in sea sunken sand
Astros and archers expand (Miles Davis leads the band)
Eyesight improves at night, leaving any arc ours to close tight
kisses bowed… Read full post »
MARCH 11, 2014 12:49PM

Brand New Shade of Black

 

my Dad told me the Casselton train wreckage is still

resting where it landed when old school tankers

vibrating with the living volatilityRead full post »

JANUARY 26, 2014 2:18PM

Even Orion

Your body language, I read it

Blue hot fire, I breathe it

In from the wave curling to its crest

I surf down from your chest

Your eyes and starlight, all I can see 

Your smile under the moon, the only cradle I need

Even Orion in the southern sky

Tilts… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 10:28PM

If A Drink Won´t Do

 
This is the time of year when I ego trip
Around corners, wondering if I might meet Leo Kottke
So I could ask him if women named Mary
Buy him drinks and if they don´t
Could I buy him one to make up for that

Or if a drink… Read full post »
OCTOBER 23, 2013 7:48AM

Desmodus rotundus

 

The vampire bat laps blood 

                                               as though it were honey dripping         

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OCTOBER 2, 2013 11:57AM

My Hands Understand

My hands understand any two stars in the sky

Tiny temples of light fearlessly moving

Across the endless night of your back

 

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AUGUST 26, 2013 8:56PM

Sky On All Sides

When I miss my tierra natal, where the old farmers slip away dreaming of spring colts, their barns now sinking prairie ships escorted by round barrels of hay, rolled lifeboats silent and scattered, hoping to collapse in a funeral pyre and mix, sifting, with any other ash buri… Read full post »

JUNE 25, 2013 9:03PM

Railroad Hearted Man


 
My daddy told me lookin’ back
The best friend you’ll have is a railroad track

Bottom of the World
Tom Waits
 
Cornfed, coal bled, crooning crossword puzzle clues as scripture
Humming air into a black-and-white, 2 x 2, parallel-lined picture
His scratch sharpened pencils leRead full post »
JUNE 4, 2013 10:22PM

Lucky Star Noir

 
 
An unoriginal start, there at the bar
Turned into a finely tuned shining dime
When two belt buckles clinked
Undone among shots left to drink
Taken and gone in a butterfly wink
We danced a stepping stone salsa
Side to side over the riverbanks
Back and forth across an… Read full post »
MAY 21, 2013 2:42PM

À la Cormac McCarthy

              ¨Thou art a little spirit bearing up a corpse.¨ - Epictetus 

 

My son and I sit on our porch and watch the small triangle-shaped park across the street, an open space with clumps of trees and rocks and flowers at each end. SometimesRead full post »

APRIL 13, 2013 5:19PM

Criminal Bride Car Ride

Sentenced, condenada
Ever since I caught a getaway ride
In your trusty running Lada
We worked out a very good ending to a very bad scare
The morning I fled from the bank
To see your rig rumbling at the stair
I ran all the way down
Carrying my heels, lifting… Read full post »
MARCH 25, 2013 5:06PM

Restoration

This started with a post by an artist and OSer I really miss, bbd. Please hit this link: bbd in Japan for a better idea of his huge contribution to this site. If you remember to click back here and read a few lines from my contribution, that would be wonderful.

 

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MARCH 15, 2013 5:49PM

lo que vi / what I saw

images  
 
Yo vi a una Medusa
Culebra laced cabeza curl
Vena cava venom swirl 
Con un cuerpo hecho de flores
Alimentado con gotas de los ojos de sus muchos amores
I saw her slither 
From the top of a pyramid
Back down to Earth
Leaving dead skin shed
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 6:34PM

Mujeres Solteras/Single Women

Check me out in my many colors miniskirt
Excellent mileage on pocas palabras means mucho flirt
Let’s get together en el coche y en la guagua
Detrás de cada puerta en my Soviet made Lada
Con su máquina running, cunning, purring, no-shirting
Oh, and like I mentioned, full throttle&n/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2013 2:34PM

precipitation

 

Snow falling straight down here would be rain in the tropics 

Drops of mango turned to ice

Under a creamy white canopy of green gleaming leaves 

Teeth tearing y ojos entreabiertos staring as rubbed

Warm palms pressed into my back. 
 
But tonight is tamped down tight

Dressed… Read full post »

 
 
las fresas are always first
honey heavy breathing, silk almond milked sighs seeping
leaving glazed fig colored thighs weeping
gasps and grapes exchanged
sheer shirts and tart flirts, as usual, blamed
for raspberry mouths, smiling, bitten, stained
 
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AUGUST 6, 2012 2:15PM

Farmer Fingers

 
 
 
 
A Spanish radish sailed a ship 
Sunk a treasure fit as farmer fingers
White meat oozes core heat
Returning to burning
Once teeth slice surface
Saliva and Godzilla
Devour their love-child
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JULY 23, 2012 5:28PM

Do Me A Favor 2 (dos)

 

Do Me A Favor (uno

 

 

 

Help me christen the kitchen

Let's skip the flip flops, let's just use topspin

You choose the language, I want to listen

When you start to hum as neither of us notice

If sure footed footprints step into a lotus

Were we… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2012 11:30PM

Something in the Garden

 
 
Roots wind soil
A Spanish radish pulls core heat
Into white meat
Only to turn to fire again
Once teeth break the surface
Saliva and Godzilla
Devour their love-child
One bite at a time Read full post »
 
 
The wound on your finger was not quite healed
A pink ring around a tiny drying red lake
No matter, aun así, you twirled me, curled me, upward
Writing yet another, even better, asymptotic love letter
Your body, your proclivity toward infinity curving, penning, pursuing
Until you f… Read full post »
MAY 10, 2012 3:38PM

If Only In My Mind

 

 

A car ride
Up the coast
A lovely curve
A hand held head
The sea rolling
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APRIL 20, 2012 1:50PM

agua en mi boca

 

 

I hadn’t thought of you in years
But yesterday when I was so thirsty
I was suddenly pulsing, floating, twisting
The moment the water hit my mouth

Tenías años de no haber cruzado mi mente
Pero ayer, con una sed feroz
De repente yo pulsaba, flotaba, rotaba
Junto con el agua… Read full post »