Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dancing With Leah(Neoga 1998)

A swell rises 
from valleys 
west of this

Trains moan the
whole night through.

Falling asleep to
the rhythmic clamor,

I remember you,
Leah, at 
Homecoming dance.

Though too young,
barely ten, fortune
gave me
an older brother.

I asked for your hand.
You smiled sweet as
and said yes.

Nestled midst your breasts,
crush of
cloth and
I was too young
to threaten--

I swayed,
dizzy with

A bouquet that
that will never 
lose its bloom 

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Huc Parum Descende, Iulia(Ad Iulia)

A torrent of Angel tears drained day's sins
down gutters.
In robe and sandals I walked sweet as redemption
midst revelers.
Bare grails were promised my beatific kiss,
silken and cool as the winged Arcadian God's 

Ladies! the Judas-like kisses you laughingly gave
were the ass I rode in mock triumph---

Your apostasy stabs like nails.
My heavenly crown floats in the punch bowl.

A camera my Cross as the night closed...

And Julia! Dear Julia!
What of my promise?
Will Angel tears
cleanse my fall?
                            (Knowing ass made
                               a mess of it all.)