Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Bubble


Galley

    INRI on the calyx of
   our cumbrous garlands,

   if we could skip
       and gush:

                    "Smiles open for
                      mirth gathering
                         les abeilles..."
      (light tongues hum floating cadences).

Breach in the plank
    you prettily
      translate
  Phoebe's beam

         We laugh
       at the bonds
        of restraint

 And wonder below raiment
       of stolen heavens.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Celestial Lute



Cold wax trickles
  down shoulders.

Eve's wind tickles
   burning ears.

Stars weep crystal in
  Luna's tilted basin.

                         Under stars,

with hollow cups
and rusty eyes,

                        we pray teardrops
                        kiss brittle strings.