Friday, February 27, 2015

After Breakfast

Block all noises,
X-Ray all parts of myself,
Make sure I'm well,
No coughing, no sneezing, no external stress.
Now remove unwanted emails,
Wash my hands,
Vacuum the carpet,
cut my finger nails,
then wave my magical thinking wands.
Fall in love with someone else's thoughts,
Play with them
until you invent something new---
same rules, different theme.
Cheese and Ham,
Sausage and Eggs,
Sam I am,
A bookworm from Cheggs.

Friday, February 13, 2015

the odd to cooper field badge

it was the autumn of 97
and I agree that elegance
was packages of rice noodles at
Prince Henry's kitchen table,
or dandling of a long braided hairdo
on Princess Elsa's back,
the silver cooper badge gleamed
like the ears of corns at a cornfield,
still, valid,
posting in one enchanted motion
as I exam its silky surface,
my heart bursts,
my hair stands,
black tufts cascading,
flame of unknown force tumbling down,
a broken heart,
a wounded reminder....