September 2015

nature lover
with the windows closed
the screensaver
 

copulanded genitivals

orgaseismic knee-tremblor

climacteric change

À rebours
old fossils heaped up
on hot coals
dark energy
summing it all up
the name grasped at
everything!
an atheorist
strings it along
there! hear it!
line breaks voicing the void
within me
petal fall
I too am becoming
not being
without refuge
the other you are
is still me
for H. Gene Murtha (4th September)
 
final straw
we draw the dark side
of the moon

a free-floating comma eats roots and leaves

seminal night . . .
salmon thrash upriver
by the stars
eluding the names
they bear
my ancestors' stars
undercover 
of paper-mâché dreams
of family
undercover 
paper-mâché dreams
of belonging
your silence
after the universe
no longer could

An Anniversary Tribute
(remembering Svetlana Marisova)

 

silent bird,
shadows of your voice
stir the void
 
valley mist—
all the shapes words make
of light
 
empty now
the presence that once was
nothing but you
 
twilight sky—
the withdrawal 
of your veil
 
light-smeared
and still waning
crescent moon
 
afterglow
wisp by wick
a candle
 
nameless moon—
spring light flitters
the shadows
 
after life
slow deep September
breaks the soil

 

 
speak memory!
the hush of first love
awaits your words
War
 
 
will thy will
also be droned in heaven
as it is on earth?
 
another piece—
in matching body parts
she finds her child
 
re-membering
the love of the many
in a mass grave
tower-fall—
big brother seizes
his cue
words of war . . .
a prayer wheel 
stages
a revolution

recalling 9/11, drone bombings, Viet Nam, Hiroshima, Pukerangiora .........

 
dead silence . . .
and still the circus
goes on
spring gloom . . .
the seeds once sown
still to die
(for Alan Summers on his birthday)
 
on waking
a candlelit drama
centre-stage
at wits' end
descendants of our now 
sift through debris
windowed moon:
with two of everything
the pauper's thief
homeless sky—
a shore-borne child dies
to free will
 
crescent moon—
intelligence sources
swap kill lists
the clarity!
dawn awakening
a nick in time