Friday, June 19, 2009

Anchor Poem

My leaping stone
I cling to you for strength and self assurance
Tether myself around the waist, the other end around you
like some umbilicus
Gather confidence and leap off into the deep wet unknown
Struggling bravely through whatever learning experience I'm in
And pull myself back onto you to recharge.

Is it bravery, stupid stubbornness, or some innate desire driving me
to loosen my tether and drift away
through uncertain abyss--to strike out on my own--?
Beyond that which I knew are familiar seeming shadows
Recognizable but not actually comforting
Ghostly forms and reedy delights, but really I miss having
Stable earth and stone and grass under my feet.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


How do cells communicate
within YOUR body?
How do they know
(maintain a movement about)
Do they resonate?

If this is electromagnetic
(resonance) or some other
isn't it possible
(likely) that I
in the room with you
vibrate from THAT
resonance too?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Really Creepy

A heaping plate of sloppery noodles
(surrounded on sides by channels
of buttery good redness,
relaxes under its overburden
of saucy spiced pork meatballs)
Whispers your name
and gently massages your olfactory nerves.
Eat me...
Eat me...
Eat me...