spark

fiercely tamed
by pride,
I come to you
for some succor and
respite
from the storm within.

wickedly,
shamelessly,
my light slips out -unexpectedly
and
needlessly.
and,
through these broken eyes
Truth washes away reality.


will you give me
what i
ask?

or
must i take it
again
and again,
like a chaste whore,
born again?

after the storm

this longing,
undiminished yet
faltering,
like a wet feather in the wind.

swirling galaxies of delight and wonder
wait
to find their way
to you.

if only i was strong enough,

if only there was time enough.

if only.
if only.

a stalking wind,
hot
dry,
charged with audacity
and purpose,
rolls in
over my dreams,
sending tingles of nostalgia
through these borrowed bones.

it is time.

are you ready?

LP No. 33_2021_karibu

longing
for the sweet smell of home.
the smell of history,
whispered through the air.

that familiar smell,
of power
rising,
…….from the very earth.

home, where i bathed in starlight,
letting rivulets of wisdom
roll down my soul:

tears of the ancestors
who mourn what was yet to be.

tears of the ancestors
who mourn what would never be.

so i sing,
that they know,
what has come to be,
i sing
that they know our new story.

and i sing,
that they dry their tears.

and i sing
that they might welcome me home.

LP No. 05_2021_One

without pause or
doubt,
or fear of what may,
i pull
inexorably
to you.

the threads
of my life,
between nimble fingers,
tangled and knotted-
but we,
so far from besotted.

no way but up,
to fall into open arms.

no way but down,
to where we belong.

no way,
but the way
we forgot.

one path
to
a Love
destined.

one fall
to an
Oblivion
guaranteed.

one soul,
afire with hope &
purpose &
love.

LP No. 01_2021_ Hidden

Shrouded


in the brilliant
preponderance
of the coming storm,



and
ensconced
in swirling mists
of ether,
magics,
and assorted devilry,

Destiny calls out,
desperately


yearning for your touch.





Do you
hear her?





Do you want to?




or would you rather slip
back
into sweet angelic
dreams of beauty
and love?






hidden away in vaults of eternal treasure,
She waits for your embrace.





Will you answer?
or simply wither away?