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The Songbird

The Songbird
Location
Ohio, USA
Birthday
August 22
Title
Linguist
Bio
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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Salon.com
FEBRUARY 6, 2012 8:34AM

Switch

 
The Power Of Speech
 
SWITCH

There is no switch on emotion
to turn it off and turn it on
it's fragile and needs to be tended
you must keep it or it will be gone.

The spark of feeling is energy
it moves right through your bones
it rattles and shakes and pulsates,
in a wellspring  that Life/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 4, 2012 6:34AM

First Class

 
First Class Flight Attendant
 
FIRST CLASS

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and ... immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 1, 2012 11:36AM

Stirr

 
Coming Into Your Self
 
STIRR

let your cauldron overflow,
let it boil, so smooth, so slow,
roiling in there, the liquid snake;
cook it til tender, and release the mistake.

add newts, and tails, and claws and things,
pieces of glass, old fragments of rings,
and let your prayers go into the stew,
as you simmer/… Read full post »
JANUARY 28, 2012 8:51AM

Mental Vacation

 
Flaming June~Sir Frederick Leighton, 1895
 
MENTAL VACATION

i think i will go on a mental vacation,
to a place where i can exercise my sense of elation,
to let down this hair, let it blow in the breeze,
and claim back the pieces that i let go of Me.

oh, i want the shine of the/… Read full post »
JANUARY 26, 2012 3:51AM

Wings

 
The Wings That Reside Inside
 
WINGS

you are like a Pond to me,
you are like a Pool.
i sense your love of Life itself;
it left you with tenderness instead of passing on the cruel.

you embrace a deep love for women,
and in that wingspan i drank you in.
for i too conquered many abuses,
and/… Read full post »
JANUARY 23, 2012 10:18PM

~S~

 
Water Dragon~Blue Moon Angel
 

~S~


simbiotic
sequence
spilled
suspected
sugar.
steaming
so
severly
she
said
stop
silly;
stupor.
slights
surmount
sexually
surrendered
sanctuary.
silence;
sneaking
Samba,
sibilant,
signals
sharing.
silken,
savage,
sweet
sashay
 surprise:
spoken.
stillness,
swayed;
surmised.
spark.
soujourn,
sweetly/… Read full post »
JANUARY 20, 2012 10:03PM

Turtle Soup

 
Turtle Season
 
TURTLE SOUP

Helpmeet.

it’s, like old.
the Bard, or .. maybe the Bible.

high,
stilted,
M’lord and M’lady speak.

a Help-Meet is an ancient term
for a co-existence.

so often, pre-Arranged.
Gack.
(can you imaaaaaaaaaagine?!, she says),
like a threat to her Self.

America girl./… Read full post »
JANUARY 17, 2012 11:18PM

Word Hot ~ Open Call

 

~ WORD HOT ~

Open Call
 
You know you wanna say it.
 
You Know You Wanna Say It
 
Everyone knows an injustice,
and everyone knows an ache.
We've all learned lessons about our own Us,
or at least what we thought that we would stake.
JANUARY 17, 2012 12:35AM

Eggs

 
Choose
 
EGGS

part of me wants to extend my hand,
and part of me wants to spit.
how dare you come back to haunt me,
saying the things that you did.

when you know you will win my favor,
you know how to get round my ways.
for i already told you/… Read full post »
JANUARY 16, 2012 3:01AM

Afford

 
The Love Tree
 
AFFORD

it’s amazing,
the river
of what life affords us.
lush leaves,
sticky vines,
skies, gorgeous.

it’s so lovely to settle,
aaaah.. 
your very own place.
in tune, in time,
in rhythm,
in pace.

all comes to fruit
when Time catches up.
how wishes
and prays
magically slip i/… Read full post »
JANUARY 15, 2012 12:37AM

Befriend

 
The Trust
 
BEFRIEND

I led you to an invitation.
it was no more, no less, in fact.
i stated my thoughts mostly plainly
but you rejected that.

and yet you linger on edges,
you send missives now and again
and i react in different ways
sometimes lover, sometimes friend

oh, yes, it’s true that/… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2012 3:30AM

What Did You Do With It?

 
Ownership
 
WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?

what did you do with the love i gave you?
did you keep it or throw it away?
did you pass it on to the next girl?
taking things from me i would say?

or did you keep it inside you?
the same as i have/… Read full post »
JANUARY 11, 2012 9:08AM

Views From My Windows ~ (RP~Open Call)

 

5-Watching-Sm

 ~VIEWS FROM MY WINDOWS~

It appears that I have become a whistle-blower.
Unwittingly, but aah! - to the better.
A mishap, a water main break in the lockdown freeze
of December, 2010,
that nearly took out my gutters,
and that took out yet another branch of
the old, gnarled and dead
Catal/… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2012 5:48AM

Encounter

 
Snowy Egret-Paul Robert Brown
 
ENCOUNTER

wings, delicious,
life, sweet.
breath of fire,
slaked mouth feast.
stirr, mount, taste,
reflect.
drunk on passion,
felt,
possessed.
unburdened, freed,
abandon reign
internal cure,
alight,
remain.


 
Graphic: Snowy Egret
by my dear friend and Audubon photographe… Read full post »
JANUARY 4, 2012 10:08AM

Feast

 
The Goddess of Feasts
 
FEAST

i might not be easy,
but i knew i was worth the wait.
and when you came along and found me,
you sealed that very fate.

you sealed it with a golden kiss,
that i thought was long past gone
my chase is over, i’m spoken for today,
in Truth, in Dream,/… Read full post »
JANUARY 2, 2012 10:30AM

Recognition

 
Edges
 
RECOGNITION

falling, falling, is how we met
spinning in ether, no toehold yet
and we met there, in recognition,
a kindred soul, embraced, and blessed in

floating, floating was our begin
the tune in harmony, divulging sins
spoken words, ginger, yet proud
we both knew; in coming out.

sai/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 31, 2011 2:09PM

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

 
Cold Drunks Inside
 
I am rendered speechless.
 
C'mon in..!
DECEMBER 29, 2011 9:15PM

A Heart, Upon A Sleeve

 
Map Of Woman's Heart
 
A HEART, UPON A SLEEVE

there’s nothing wrong in putting your heart on your sleeve,
it’s not like it’s gone missing, you know.
it simply means you hold it dear,
and you offer it’s golden glow.

a beckon to one who knows how to be true,
a call for one who seems/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 28, 2011 1:59PM

Cognition

 
Kiss Of The Rose
 
 
COGNITION

you don’t know about my strength.
and i don’t know about yours.
we only know a fine connex.
a pique, a romance. 
adore.

a link.
a think.
an ether.
a willingness to be filled up.
living, for a time; believer.
attuned,
receptive,
enough.

it matters not what/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 25, 2011 7:34PM

Baby

 
Daddy's Peggy, 1953
 
BABY

i love being called by nicknames;
that’s how my Daddy treated me.
he also taught me the moon and the stars,
each night, upon his knee.
 
amazing the constellations still visible,
through the smokey aura of where we were;
all his knowledge of mythology,
and i hung on/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2011 2:57PM

Reach Out And Clutch Someone (For Tai..)

 
The Aberrant Question
 
REACH OUT AND CLUTCH SOMEONE

in this age of digital realm,
hearts, minds, bodies, are expelled.

connex, ether, towers for speed,
bandwidth, dual core, electricity

how fast is the speed of a fine interaction?
can it be measured in time?  gut reaction.

people can touch you; deny o/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 17, 2011 4:06AM

Come Home Now

 
Come Home
 
COME HOME NOW

i love what you allow me,
oh my, how you already wow me
i’ve been here before, but only at the door,
my knock never conjured the Now me.

i’ve tried my life, i’ve bet on it twice,
and thrice now i have survived
so i can’t/… Read full post »
Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 13, 2011 3:10AM

Making A Holiday Meal In The South End

 
Sweet Little Old Man
 
MAKING A HOLIDAY MEAL IN THE SOUTH END

I suppose there is a reason this part of town is called an “end” rather than a “side.”  Things are just dif’rent down h’yar, where I/
Read full post »
DECEMBER 7, 2011 5:28PM

Sparring

 
A Life Worth Living
 
SPARRING

jarring, this..
the news is amiss.
why are they ranting?
overspeaking?
diss?

tune in any time,
day, date.
always a moment --
a frantic place.

blaring, swearing,
what was that,
you say?

Peace?
Release?
shouted Do It My Way?
i don’t get that tactic;
do i relent?
or do i pray?

sweet/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 11:49AM

The Binding Cage

 
Celestial Pablum -by- Remedios Varo
 
THE BINDING CAGE
(aka Democrat.)

i’m basically a democrat
champion of the working class
i vote and i write,
but that’s not life,
it’s living my life at last.

i came to a gate in the mid of my life
but i tripped at the very portal
the gates went closed
but i arose
to the/… Read full post »