POEMS

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AFTER RUMI

 

I try to sleep

On an empty feeling

 

Face down

I stare at the ceiling

 

A pregnant pause

Stardust and television snow

 

I can’t get enough of your face

 

The dumb grins

And senseless sentences

Confused thick lips

Steamy silhouettes

Against the shower curtains

 

All the particulars

Behind a white door

 

In the battle to see

Who cared less

 

I lost

DELIRIUM

 

The goal has always been

To stop time

A kiss which never happens

Sloppy incantations

Missed in translation

Nervous sentiments and sweat

Empty bags and beer bottles

 

To debase the senses

With the appropriate substances

Going for broke

The pilgrimage

The transcendence

 

You just got to get high

Get off get wrecked

And take off your own pants

In the interest of speed

Look into a mirror

To see the face of God

 

Fall on the floor in vain

The flower that once bloomed

Now hangs upside down

Shriveled like a Jew

Nailed to a crucifix

 

But still you move

Closer to the light

A photosynthesis

Of sorts

 

So when you crash

You don’t burn

 

You glow