27 January 2016


Mardi Gras and ancient grace…a metal-masked warrior on the shores of debauche, 
French Quarter, 
a spring day, on the shores of somewhere different we'd hoped to be...

Ivy Mask B

I was once the emperor of leaves and you the empress of trees. And we pressed our arboreal hands together and fell…

face forward into fall

25 January 2016

Accident Montage 3

Driver down 
with wings that float heavenward 
and eyes that will ever recall
5 strokes 
that altered fate that altered god that altered time.

Accident Montage 2

And I dreamed I was flying. 
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly…
and looking back down at me, smiled reassuringly…

Accident Montage 1

The desert strips bare and breaks into parts 
that hang on a cross beside a bleeding heart 
scourge’s strokes against naked flesh…..
obeisance an ancestor to obey