Thou Shalt Love

We all appear so grand Amidst the game We use the right words We attend the right schools We drop the right names (the heaviest of the heaviest hitters) And suffer the right fools We shop at the right markets We drink the right libations We eat from the right plates And use the right […]

Padma

These are new revelations, Olde, abandoned diamond mines W/ new expectations Drums strike! Trumpets blare! Cymbals crash! And voices, exquisitely raised, reach Palaces on high Nev’r mind the smoldering cinders Of a once great love / Now, hopelessly lost Nev’r mind those Mongers of War W/ too much sand and blood on their hands Nev’r […]

Porta

As the poet strives to find his voice in the flow . . . of metre and rime, his early swagger is chipped away slowly by the triumphs and tragedies inherent in the nature of his work. This chipping away continues until he realises, to his astonishment, that he is not the source of his […]

What If? / Prologue

Their voices clear Their presuppositions, strong & persuasive So much so, eye consider the argument of the Realists And its journalistic appeal Put away the tripe! Put away these enfantile notions, Your dreams crowding the nite W/ star-fill’d oceans & elephants trampling skyes underfoot You wore the cynic’s coat once (You looked good en it […]

MONKEY

From the quill of Sun Wukong From the ink well of his glorious past A slip of arrogance, A whit of swagger, & A bit of bombast Ev’ry inch a poet, a prophet, & a priest! W/ each swing of my cudgel Mountains fall, valleys form, & rivers once deep Run dry [A Choir Of […]

Reflections, Revelations

What hadj must you endure? What stone, dress? What horde of shades needs 2 swarm your fortress at dusk? What lover’s red garter must you carry, clinched b’tween your teeth? What lies must rust? {One-Beat Pause} What burden needs 2 be shouldered? What guilt, relinquished? What mystery must you seek And charge, keep? Woe my […]

Pow’rs & Principalities

They would have u believe ev’rything u see They would have u tremble b’fore ev’ry obstacle And bombastic beast They would have u believe u are just a bag of bones Waiting 4 the box Waiting 4 the worms 2 call Waiting 4 the worms 2 make a feast They would have u part ways […]