ROCK OF AGES

Choosing to revel in “Methuselah”
When choosing a nomenclature
Awakening within this paltry dream
Survey this phony time with disdain

Me

Thus

Selah

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The Amplified Bible translates selah as “pause, and think of that.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selah

Tao Circus Tanka

TAO CIRCUS TANKA

Dropping space and time
Releasing sufficiently
We accept the All
These battles of Black v White
But an ongoing sideshow

The Big Dig

And this one’s for Brian.

Beyond Or Beware

BEYOND OR BEWARE

Transit of Venus
Prefigures a pentagram
Pointing to the stars
The morning … the evening
See time and space blown away

We’ve seen another
The pentagram bastardised
A dark inversion
Evokes demonic powers
Since all exists within us

My Dear

MY DEAR

How then
To measure you?
Breathing but a touch away.

Then again
How measure time?
Dying but a breath away.

Poetic Being

POETIC BEING

How multiplex
These vehicles
Of self-expression

The varieties
Of pain
Of rapture

Endured solitary
Or broadcast
Into vacuum

Blown Away

BLOWN AWAY

Rainbow colours swirl
Captivating, enchanting
Until the bubble bursts

Speechlessly

SPEECHLESSLY

What about married people? – I beg to know.
My hands have withered and I am grey.
Hear what I have done – I have refused to sing.

There is more to music than sound;
More to dancing than movement.
What do these walls mean?

Why should we break them down?
Shadows, dust, caution – or freedom.
No longer an enemy,

I no longer squirm and punch
At that part of me I call the Watcher,
Having discovered that she is the Light.

I will grab your waist and shout in your face,
And then you will know me.
I will push you through desiring –

Food, sleep, people, gods –
Right to the deeps of despair.
Only then will you learn not to need them.

The wind brings me leaves;
I bring a lemon
To place before this tree.

Enchanted

ENCHANTED

Even when asleep
My mind wanders endlessly
Among mirages

Lost Sheep

LOST SHEEP

In the Bible
As I recall
There is a parable
About a lost sheep

Sometimes I wonder
Whether it isn’t
The rest of the flock
Who are lost

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