Poet, Painter

Poet, Painter

Poet, PainterPoet, Painter

To William Carlos Williams, etc—

much more depends upon—

the blue moments—

shrouded with insight,

near fields of blessing

Poetry Excerpts

Silent

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Silent—

Wasn't sure what to say


Silient—

Would it have mattered,

Anyway


Silent—

A reign of silence

Existed

Persisted

Between us


Silent—

What would you say


Silent—

If you knew about—

Today...

Cold

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Cold—

Fingers

A body with no soul


Cold—

A shell

With no host home


Cold—

Uh

Poor

Likeness

Of

One


One—

Who never ran

Cold


One—

Who now lies

Cold...

now

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Flowers—

Breathtaking flowers

Arranged all around

Poised just so

Never more to grow

Beauty—

And—

Ashes—

Now

Climbing

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A swing set

A big grin

A young, determined chin

Full of promise

Nothing broken

Climbing up and over

Back then

Memories

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Memories—

So many memories

Buried deep 

in a sea of years

The number that include you and me

Must exceed the grains of sand 

On the shore

Yet—

The same ones 

Keep washing up

On the banks of my recollection

Amusing anecdotes

Bitter betrayals

The same simple

Fragments

Litter the beach

Like common, broken shells

But—

I"m searching....


Addict

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Addict—

Gotta

Get your fix

Usin'

A lot of—

Little tricks

Changing

Like a chameleon

When symptoms

Are on the rise

I'm searching 

For the truth

Among

The litany of lies

Not possible

To see it

In the glaze 

Of your eyes...

Gravity

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Gravity—

Like gravity

You were destined

To fall

When 

That corrosive compound

First entered your cell walls

Not sure when or how or why

It became

The apple

Of your eye

All that's certain

Is that within

That forbidden fruit

Lay a pernicious worm

That consumed all of you

Leaving behind...



Whole

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When we lowered you down

Into the cold, bleak ground

Everyone wished 

That you would 

Rest in peace

As if

All we can hope for

Is some kind of 

Bliss-

Full 

Slumber

But I imagine

You've landed on your feet

You're dancing somewhere

Way up high

Just over the sky...

Hard to Imagine

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Hard to imagine

You— 

Now—

Living—

When

All we have

Is 

Then—

But

Someday

I'll know—

Someday

I'll see—

You and me—

When—