March 2016

on cue
a line-up
of falling leaves
a leaf
alert at last
in autumn rain
all in all
an ocean washes up
in birth cries
 
left behind
a prophetic utterance
of its ending
 
step by step
we continue on
alone
 

a dream I make of the just now

now and then
I become the wake 
I leave behind
 
all at sea
a wine drop dark
to its soul
 
until her smile
just a universe
becoming
 
 
on edge
my pen tip at odds
with my words
 
 
autumn light
mountains solidify
into view
Lent deepens –
will stones stave off
this hunger?
Lenten light –
I see by it now 
what I am not
the breakdown
of platitudes
by daylight
by starlight
the quintessential
dawns in sleep
are those
cicada's singing
swan songs?
on the horizon 
colour folds into 
itself
foggy cape
an albatross broods
the cliffs

where tribes clashed wails wind through the blood

#1 - Metadata
 
hear the hiss
underpin my choice
of words
 
#2 - Truculent
 
on edge
my pen tip at odds
with my words
 
#3 - Gestalt
 
in waves
the ocean cupped 
in her hands
 
#4 - Extinct
 
fear of what?
this manic extinction
of darkness
 
#5 - Catalyst
 
until her smile
just a universe
becoming
 
#6 - Freethinker
 
all at sea
an old salt defies
the stars
 
#7 - Seclusion
 
locked away
the sparkle in the eye
of an ancestor's image
 
#8 - Impermanent
 
earth the consistency of departures
 
#9 - Spatial
 
moonless night
the centre everywhere
without relief
 
#10 - Hierarchy
 
at long last
where the buck stops
mountain spring
 
#11 - Absolute
 
at its end
the beginning
of the end
 
#12 - Organic
 
while still new
on the compost heap
rot sets in
 
#13 - Murky
 
a water weed
feels its way through
 

in darkness
birds trill towards
what's still to come

 

a moth enters my waiting