Thursday, January 27, 2022

Kantian Imp

If Kant has a Nocturnal Emission 

must he inform the Constable?

An imperative commission,

because antinomies annul autonomy.

Faust's dog was no Poodle

But a black Dachshund 

Immanuel walks punctually

across the King's mount daily

as motley Owls soar aloft.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Like pollen in the air

she tickles my nose hair

and wherever I may lay

she lays.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Heaven's Majesty

The constellate crown 

blooms brilliant to sight

a crystalline bow

of radiant smile

above Hunter's shield.

Her stellar tiara

waxes finely swift 

in starstruck eyes.


Saturday, January 08, 2022

Winter's Cusp

Plumes of silver flit

with crisp gusts 'cross

blue scrolls above

Light hews, gold with grey,

as bonny birds trill 

sullen on stark limbs.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Mocking Muses

When words play cruel coquettes

and you're drawn to stubs

like puddle soaked cigarettes

the glacial hush snubs.     

Where is the tinder

for sonorous bonfires?

Pegasus' canter

sears what inspires.

It stills the inner ear

with apathy's drone

and the dumbshow vents clear

the muted chill of bone.