Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sweet Whip Cream


The Marine Layer is sitting
On the coast of The Monterey Bay
Thick condensed moisture
Sweet whip cream for the soul

My soul
Your Soul
The world needs some sweetness
Right about now

By the time I put down my pen
And recline into my chaise lounge
It will be dark and the coast
Will have disappeared from my view

Sunday, July 22, 2012

An Alternative Ending


The film sound stage quieted. The director squirms in his seat, as he whispers “action.” Lit on the dark stage, a figure sits in a soft winged chair contemplating a large cigar. His beard is neatly trimmed. His fin de si├Ęcle horn-rimmed glasses sets his face off from his comfortable gray flannel suit. Blowing a neat ring of smoke towards a figure reclining on an ornate chaise longue, he clears his throat trying to awaken the snoring actor. He finally casts his imploring gaze towards the director. It has been the thirty-seventh take and it is three thirty in the morning and everyone was very weary. The sleeping actor could not be roused. He was exhausted. Everyone was exhausted. They could go no further. The director gave in. “Cut, It’s a wrap.”

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Freud my Archeologist

 


My Archeologist told me I am too deep
too compressed and too complicated

I flex my brain and attempt an expelling
of said deep, compressed complication

My Archeologist tells me next: fear not power
your own or others as well as might is right
power is but an illusion as well as dust

With precise optical brushes and miniscule velvet pickaxe
the dig has begun without my consent or desire

My Archelologist reaches out to me with gloved hand
confidently turns my wrist over to expose my veins
and touches each visible blue ghost with tenderness

Ach du lieber gott......
I have no fear
Just a thought
Will there be tea and toast afterwards?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

After the Storm


a low grumble following a flash of light
the storm moves further down the valley
electric air stirred by a gentle green breeze
branches bend low discarding
            the last drops of the past hour
small soft animals peek out
expectation in their eyes
the archeologist of our mind
            slowly reassembles
the shards of this battered world
it is the second dawn of this day