Daily Archives: February 2, 2013

“Spotless No Doubt”

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“Spotless No Doubt”

Spotless no doubt, devotions practiced, polished
As marauding tensions; emotions’ nomads yet nothing moves–
There is no breeze, no gracious moon, no secret meeting in the groves
Of this smothered cradle song, this child’s adagio. Usefulness abolished,
Then, the memory is detained in the waiting room in peculiar movement
While destiny and fate consult on who’s left to flounder in the atrium. These
Foolish thoughts of weightlessness and spiritual sclerosis augur well to please
The wallpaper and the clock left crucified upon the wall. Mindless atonement
Rules through a lack of fact and no hint of propinquity as naturally
The caterers and guests will soon arrive and someone has to answer the door.
Climax and dénouement fall flat upon the floor.
No need to move within a seminal apostrophe: O the will has atrophied,
We’re there! Then, of course, we must return or break the deadlock
So let’s get on with what the fox intends and who will mind the flock.

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“Borrowed Time”

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“Borrowed Time”

Borrowed time, the Salomé days;
A Trojan gift, immortality usurped by promises of beauty; shifts
And balances in each uncharted moment lifts
To others still, and in the glacial ways
Of providence, veils in the heat of denial
Are suspect so close to consummation, or should be.  Probability
Of not so much the essence as the probity
Of the voyage―the conscious nod to common sense—the jewel. Trials
Often as promised in a single dance, as many lifetimes as risings of the suns
Of self-deception, the first and last unsteady steps toward
An understanding is the briefing, interrupted, of a sudden, diadems of reward
And punishment are equalled in the headlong rush and run
Through Security and the Customs Office to a flight
that cannot be deftly measured nor ascertained
With nothing lasting to declare but finite ice
and little more substantial than simple snow or rain.