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The Songbird

The Songbird
Ohio, USA
August 22
I am a mechanical bird. I fly, dive, and flutter about things, curious, ... yet -- I am but a machine. I am the product of the times I came into. All is mechanical. My clockwork works - exactly. You can see by the meter of my words that something is precise about me. I know not why; I am not the Originator of these things. They only come to me. They tick, or they whirr, or they may, by chance, chime. No matter - I hear, and respond to them. I myself am quite delighted by these Missives that come my way, and my dearest love is the language I came in with, English. It isn't the words themselves; more - it is the very capability of being able to iterate what I have been given to feel.


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AUGUST 21, 2012 8:10PM

Vera, Chuck & Dave

The Band

tomorrow is my birthday,
i’ll be turning 64.
i wait for Vera, Chuck and Dave
to come bounding in my door.

all my promised grandchildren,
sitting on my knee.
the Beatles told me this would happen,
so it must be true, you see.

but i know they are busy,
and/… Read full post »
AUGUST 16, 2012 1:03PM

I Play

I Play, You Play, Interplay
when an idea
                becomes an ideal
                sometimes reality gets skewed.
    /… Read full post »
AUGUST 13, 2012 11:07PM


Willingness Is Ability

oh, Life, a balancing act.
the things you say;
the things you extract.

gushing, or avoiding,
reading signals from others.
do you fly, or do you smother?

give out or take,
to open or to close?
Life’s not always presented as you supposed.

go forward, or rewind/… Read full post »
AUGUST 9, 2012 2:50PM


Speech Bubbles
Di - Verse,
Think of all you embrace.
And also all you reject.

In - Verse,
Your opposite’s meaning;
to go inside, to try to further your Quest.

Re - Verse,
As if running in place,
back-pedaling, game-saying, for a Truth.

Con - Verse,
To spar or agree with you/… Read full post »
AUGUST 6, 2012 9:48PM

Soothe .. (The Ephemeral Glimpse)

  In All The World, There Was You


Come into Being.
Release, Release.

Life comes and goes,
and Moments never cease.
Ooh-aah, the dance
that crawls ‘cross my lips.
A wry smile,
what you did to my hips.

Swaying breeze girl,
shhh - no one knows!
It’s yours, it’s yours,
and it’s what I Own.

The ra/… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2012 3:14PM


Beautiful Button

what is that thing that causes a Love?
instantaneousity, a velocity, having just met?
the wee things you conjure, as your mind begins to wander,
little dovetails and connections you project?

every face in the world is different.
even though you can see breeds and tribe/… Read full post »
AUGUST 1, 2012 1:53AM



Speaking in Tongues



all through it
you figure it out.
what comes of conjecture?
surmises, or a lecture --
oh, someone can always tell you
what It’s all about.
when you place your Self in the Maelstrom,
you get what you receive.
sometimes verbage,
some .. times  .. silence.
and upon th… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2012 4:06PM


Eternity's Muse

to be found, allowed,
wanted, embraced,
was not a coincidence,
nor was it a mistake.

it was simply a time.
spirits commingled.
divulgence of secrets;
heartstrings tingled.

floodgates of life,
and the drawbridge of death;
the place in the ether
whereupon we met.

the stages o/… Read full post »
JULY 9, 2012 3:33AM

Withering Heights




oh, Epitome.
you finally found me.
the pinnacle,
the view
surrounds me.
i live in this Heath;
the cliff resides in my breast.
sweeties and ferals
come ‘round to my nest.
oh, birdie cry,
Victorian elation.
the fruit of soul,
Romance’s creation.
but i am not/… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2012 2:02AM


The End Knows No Begin


hallowed hollows
left in my soul.
the person you were
was never wont to unfold.
you got your prize.
was it worth what you did?
did it enhace your Pride?
if it did,
well, then still..
i never knew you at all.
it was only by Clever
that you held me in thrall.
but/… Read full post »
JULY 7, 2012 4:36AM




i am an aberration.
but i am my own creation.
no one likes me very much,
but who cares?  
i live in elation.

i survived what most do not.
i knew i could,
because of my insane brother.
tell Muddy Waters that a white girl sang,
gutteral, wrenching, smothered.

i know abou/… Read full post »
JULY 6, 2012 8:34AM

That's Not Gonna Happen.





hollow existence.
hole in my heart.
no one is here.
this farm is my art.

i tend it, i prune it,
i clip it just so.
and i love the Me
that gets to know.

sigh. no one loves me.
they all run away.
when i utter a syllable;
a word… Read full post »

JULY 5, 2012 12:20PM

So. What?


So What


(And ..? .. Who are ‘They,’ anyway??)

heart of Gold.
Will of steel.
which one gets in the way?
stubbornness, or pliancy?
yep.  i am all the things you say.
don’t be surprised when you raise my ire.
for chrissakes, i’m Irish, no excu… Read full post »

JULY 5, 2012 5:38AM


The Apple Of My Bite

slither, snake.  sneak ye away.
wrap yourself around a corner.
Ha.  you can’t see me any more.
where did she go?  that One? -- with Honor?..

ooooh.  you took her for granted.
she was always at your beck and call.
but she’s your beck and Cal/… Read full post »
JULY 4, 2012 11:36AM


The Glimpse



what is it like, to know, in your heart,
that you made someone quiver?
that the words and sounds that you emitted
could bring Joy like no other; made her shiver?

to be told, in sweetsong English,
that you, yourself, had awakened a soul?
that the casual Ease that you/… Read full post »

JULY 3, 2012 11:09PM



  Feral Tendernesses



have i not always remained true to my word?
have i given any reason to Doubt?
that i would remain, standing in Strength,
even if it means putting you out?

for if you don’t come in, you are but a stray;
a feral, a stalker, a taker.
skulking about for the… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2012 1:47PM



  Democrites' Daugher - Upon Leaving



Sometimes the cure
is worse than the disease.
But I carry now the knowledge
that flooded into me.

From a rend in my soul,
heart cracked open wide,
a symbiotic sight replaced
what I saw with my eyes.

Knowing full well my old boundaries,
I let them go with a kiss, for… Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2012 9:46AM



if i was a flower,
would you pollinate me?
if i was the Nile,
would you ride to the sea?
if i were a book,
would you turn my pages?
if i were a mirror,
would you return my gazes?
if i was a bakery,
would you like my pie?
if i were a chef,
would you/… Read full post »
Sweet Miss Nora
Writer, Producer, Director, Lover.
You gave us stories, like no other.
Beautiful muse,
A wry ruse,
The insight of Humor, 
cleverly used.
It Just Came Out That Way.
R.I.P., Missy Nora Ephron
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/movies/nora-ephron-ess… Read full post »


Intimidation-Trying To Fly


(The Ugly Side Of Pride)





there is a Pit here.
would you like to join?

campground of silent sound,
a world, encompassed, voiced.

your own.

‘til an interloper
interrupts your presence.
expel, expel,
move on ..

with resonance.

a knife is the thing
th… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2012 11:28PM

Mind's Eye

The Magnificent Eye

oh, the magical sensation
of imagination’s elation.
the fashioning of finesse and grace
comes into play, and colors all temptation.

desire is the fire of the mire of love.
what comes, goes, and what goes, comes.
nuance, spirit, contact. be/… Read full post »
JUNE 19, 2012 1:53AM



Shadows Never Lie



There doesn’t seem to be
    time enough for me.
  .. to give myself the gentle care
          I crave.
My plans are always delayed,
    even if I rant and rave.
     &nbs… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 3:21PM



Legacy-Tres Girls!



Another one has left now.
Spittin’ image of his brother.
Sweet Michael Gene, my best chum,
who left me with Lisa, his beloved, like no other.
She was bequeathed to me, in verbage.
She was bequeathed to me when he left.
I saved her much suffering,
by regaling… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 9:00AM






i like the times i can recognize
the inner strength that i own.
it’s funny that it only dawns on me
when others tell me what i have shown.

yes, much has fallen to my shoulders.
poor brother Bobby, taken under my wing.
when Pops and Timmy could not handle it,
because Mom… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2012 2:21AM


A-Muse Me

how do you wield the power you own?
do you use it, or take it for granted?
anyone can see that it serves you,
but what victory lies in being enchanted?

a rapid succession of lovers
will capture an ego on the make.
but when you use/… Read full post »