Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Night Scene


Black windows frame dark
folded drapes; indifferent
stars peer through high arch.

Wine glass gleams. Fragrant
constellations, red dregs, swill
over empty stem.

Night trains blare, despairing
gates clang, steel wheels crease dark rails.
Night birds stir, dreaming.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flawed Haiku

clouds gather where none
had been, promising rain, they
scatter in vain

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Sky

See the perfect sky of November
cloudless, cool, southern sun,
garden of blue eternity


vaulting over rioting trees, leaves
shouting that life is good
as they fall and with red cover
the green world


with perfect red
as in perfect blue
life turns inward


like the planet
to pursue


the fleeting sun’s
fading hue.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lux in Tenebris Lucet

“Lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt. (The Light shines in darkness and the darkness has not understood it.)” Thomas Merton

she lies, broken,
by steel needles
pierced.
dried blood caked
under translucent tape,
her chest slightly rising
and falling

almost motionless

but for her searching eyes
seeking light
in the darkness.

The Barren Time

The barren time approaches.


Shadows skulk through empty streets
vacant lines fill with lies.


Fear approaches,
drains pale the moon.


Only a single bulb
remains.


Do you see
them coming?

Are you afraid?