November 13, 2014

potion to tourniquet...

Art by Michael Hutter,  "Satan showing his city to the children?" ©

seasons pied piping

reasons to stay enthralled
watching theater river collect light
and souls along a turn of sky

explaining yourself to no one
and smiling in the dark
often enough to remember
we might just be a part
of someone’s ten penny shoe box show

the universe may be
accordion membrane molecular
thin wings and lungs
observable carry expression
heralds for gravity sight unseen

the vistas and view-masters
are our multiplex nautilus folds
finite infinities we
shimmering sea grass undulates
caught carried rain
memories, seeds,
trees and needs

desire is why we bleed
the will and choice
to pool and luxuriate
the pieces of ourselves
time makes us
pay attention to