Thursday, January 29, 2015

Warm Frequent Guest

(Hey, if it's a good enough subject for Auden.)

Your declaration before entering
keeps children giggling and makes
company in elevators uncomfortable.
But my posture to present you
often invites the muse, thankfully
she's rarely embarrassed. Oddly
your entrance is also an exuent,
duplicated actually, the second
one swirling. And after each
meeting, I always leave feeling
lighter for having met you.

Friday, January 9, 2015

On the Ubiquitous Use of Superlatives

How loud must we shout
before realizing our ambient
dissonance is that, vociferous
unintelligible shrouds of sound
cloaking us in invisibility.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


With bed-head hair,
She's barefooted
And smirking,
Having just requested
The Baptist's beheading.

Salomé by Henri Regnault