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Dragon Lines

DRAGON LINES

For Shawn

I here I hear I
Alone and yet

One irie radiation
Upfully portentous

Dragons and nagas draw
From a common energy source

And their individual minds network
Within and beyond one time and space

Heritage

HERITAGE

Those there are
Who view humanity
(Many of whom have
A tragically poor grasp of
The humane in humanity)
As merely a by-blow
Misbegotten
Mistaken
Mislead

Left leagues, leagues and leagues
From the one true and original
Bloodline path – That path
That dragons would walk
Else save for the fact
They prefer to soar

Some humans still dream of soaring
And those not lost in their wish to roar
May still do so however discretely
Intuiting an essence denied them
By those whose sole ambition
Is to deny all and any knowing
That dragons are, have been, now are
And forever and forever shall be so

As we as dragons also shall forever be

Phoebe At Play

PHOEBE AT PLAY

Gaia’s titanic offspring Phoebe
Dreams of stalking wistful lovers
Spills whispers into mortal ears
Barely cognate, left to guess at or to Fate

“terra incognita” “here be dragons”
“tangles/tangled” “tango” “noli me tangere”
“steamy/steaming jungle” “cunning disguises/linguists interwoven”
“linguistic streaming” “silence science of sleep” “sweet soft surprises”
“nephritic jade” “jaded” “barbaric frivolous”
“intentions ill entangled” “strangely strangled”
“effortless flow” “strangely dangerous”

Words briefly shimmer forth
A disembodied voice intones in rhyme

…………“Misty and mysterious
…………Her disappearing thighs
…………Stand guardian to their darkness
…………In the evening’s whispered sighs”

… and dissolves

Beware then moonlit shadows
For as ancient mariners aver
Within those hoary mists
Phoebe dragons

Words Thinking Of No Mouth

WORDS THINKING OF NO MOUTH

Sometimes

feeling hollowed out and mouth

full of used tastes
seems it’s always like that

(no less true of any other state)
and

ballooned with intransigence

the serious collector of dancing Shiva statues
and grandfather clocks

pauses

in his breathing to reflect
or rather

design

a choice of words
which is not

what he is thinking but
only another symbol of that

that there are no such dragons
as things

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