flightless

Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, 1960, Salvador Dali 

only when the

sun shines
do i remember
the taste of regret
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spectral

photo: Kelsey Hannah ( via magpie tales)

thoughts of you

drums in the distance
zebras climb 
& never arrive
memories
baked in sunlight
until bursting
& tender to touch
i am looking forward
to being yours
your one
& only ghost
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analemma

   The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897, by Henri Rousseau

thank you
that was very honorable
the way you held me
mercifully 
in your infinite arms of 
immaculate plasma 
yes. i was in need
i had danced with a bleak song
curled up in his lap
-the crater of a darkside moon
inhaled his pipe
-a rare child’s final farewell
and now
i am spun gold
i am the brightest flash 
of the upper limb
i am the moment of discovery and 
this sun
is a whirling dervish 
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recital

i play them 

by ear

those simple melodies

those tonic pitches
of ice chimes
and lemonade
those rounds of laughter
that tickle 
and unlock 
those tippy scales
that rise
and spill secrets
i play them all
as i’ve
known them
head
to toe
heart and soul
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For Magpie Tales
Image via Magpie Tales #205

passage

La Jument photograph by Jean Guichard 

you
are not

poetry
you

are
its side effect
you

are not

music
you 

are

my stillness
you
 
are not

my savior
you

are
my melancholy
you

are not

timeless
you

are

now
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