Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pomp and Circumstance

i once thought of life as a play
one's own play
with one's seat center stage for the duration

but now i think that that isn't true
that one's life really is a play
that all the characters one knows are in it
that they are all in the play their entire lives
and     still     that one's one's own main character
but that that character is born and dies
in the middle of the third act

originally published in Transcendant Visions (2012)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Three Dictionary Poems

I free:

     a political of speech

     being able to



II ice:


     come motionless

     cover with to preserve

     formal or

     ice cream

III fragile:

     to break


     and staring

from Oedipus' First Lover (2009)