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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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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/
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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 »
NOVEMBER 25, 2011 12:45PM

Kinetic

 
The Violet Ray
 
KINETIC

we could make up our own etiquette;
our own lingos, beliefs, and strides.
from this world that just appeared between us,
taken, breezy -- surprise!!

this energy gifted to us
is like a kinetic to me
likened to the odd rubber hammer,
that Doc taps you with on the knee

it’s/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 23, 2011 8:00AM

Wisdom

 
Returning Home
 
 
WISDOM

who knows what desires lie in others?
who knows when they will spring?
you think you can read their eyes and their hands,
but they often belie their own wings.

everyone has something that takes them aloft,
the singular song sung inside
it’s only when that gets p/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 20, 2011 1:42AM

Frolic

 
Testing The Waters
 
FROLIC

bursting with emotion,
little fireworks inside,
glimmers of future-pasts streaming,
while i stay safely in my pride.

pique has come upon me,
oooh! i like the way it feels,
carrying me through days and nights,
and the feeling of being healed.

oh, so much i am learning.
as spirit a/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 16, 2011 5:21PM

Wire

 
This Delicate Balance
 
WIRE

life on a wire,
embrace,
change.
lessons of life come.
rearrange.
toe steps ginger,
heartbeat sweet,
the sway of my hips,
the tap of my feet.
blind
eyes,
open,
wide.
seeing what beckons,
deeply,
inside.
you.
there.
mine.
to hold.
please forgive me
for being so bold.
a woman’s hunger
is to/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 12, 2011 1:05AM

Wisp

 
The Vendor of The Lilies-Diego Rivera, 1938
 
WISP
 
In a dream,
enveloping me,
are the projections of imagination
that I was given to see.
The image in mind.
The hands, entwined.
The path, outstretched,
a space.
A time.
Lengthy and brief,
wrapped in the rapt,
encouraging, beconing,
more, more of that.
Forthcoming,
truths emit,
wan/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 7, 2011 9:41AM

Stride

 
HighYaller-ReginaldMarsh1936HarlemMemory
 
 STRIDE

something has happened to the way i walk.
something has been coupled inside.
my legs reach long, and my chin goes up,
my very essense reveals my pride.

it’s a secret, and i hold it dear,
it is mine, and mine alone.
but shhh! yes, there is another,
and it creates thi/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 26, 2011 10:36AM

Meld

 
Recognition
 
MELD

we are all both leaders and followers,
we are all the same inside.
we are even the same on the exterior,
it’s only discerned good or evil in Other’s eyes.

it’s true in any interaction,
someone has to take a stance,
and we’re applauded or scorned, accordin/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 23, 2011 2:34PM

Irene Tegenkamp

 
Happy Little Girl
 
 
IRENE TEGENKAMP

This pic of the happy-sign girly really stirred me.  When I finally got my poo together after my divorce, under a hidden identity, Julia Moon, and went and kidnapped my Daughter back, I got a job running/
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OCTOBER 18, 2011 8:36PM

Roses

 
Wake Up And Smell Sweet Roses
 
 ROSES

I once saw a bush growing in a yard
and on the bush were Roses
They looked so sweet I wanted to smell
with more than a thousand noses
So I sailed through the air
to the wonder so fair
To see how a flower closes.

The flower asked nothing of the world
but/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 16, 2011 12:12PM

Thief

 
Don't Fuck With The Redhead
 
THIEF

someone stole my identity,
but they did not get the best of me.
they went for supplies, is all, you see.
and i am not crippled, just left in a lea.

it hit mid on Friday, so i was running on time,
to get my ass home, once i discovered/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 12, 2011 9:59AM

The Five Stages Of Grief

 
5 Stages Moon
 
THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF
Kübler-Ross Model

    The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as The Five Stages of Grief, was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying.

    Included in the book was a mode/…

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OCTOBER 10, 2011 11:55PM

Emergence

 
Emergence
 
EMERGENCE

as things come by in daily surprise,
i want you to see what i perceive
the rhythms of our Lives, the melding, the pride,
and all of our magnificent possibilities.

i love these days now, coming to fruit;
langourous Indian Summer.
the trees turning red-gold, loosing their gre/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 10:48PM

Hours

 
Moona, The Dreamer Girl
 
HOURS

it is late at night,
and the night birds sing,
and i wake, with all my imaginings;
the turn in your eye, a depiction stated
in the indigenous art your hand has created.
such subtle difference,
in face,
in plane,
a wider face,
a darker skin is claimed.
and your Peoples are winged/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 8:36PM

Skin

 
Tlingit Man, The Closed Eyes, Now Open
 
SKIN

i want you to be the One
i want you to be the one that i won.
over my checkered past,
and who i became,
because i know in heart you are the same.

we had to fight to stay independent,
and we made our lives by the force of what we/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 1:16AM

Lockstep

This was an anniversary piece.
It was not intended for everyone.
It was only there for the day,
September 27,
as a remembrance of a grand love.
 
Sweet. 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 11:28AM

Precision

 
Eagle Of Honor
 
 
 PRECISION

i remember when i was lost.
it’s been some .. time since i’ve seen it.
but now i am reminded of it again,
because i know .. some others who’ve also been it.

i see them mired, tired, bereft.
in minutae of moments, afraid to be alone.
and i know/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 1:44PM

Agreement Quatro: Always Do Your Best

 

Kukulcan Supreme God Of Resurrection & Reincarnation

 AGREEMENT QUATRO:
~ ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST ~

There is just one more Agreement, but it’s the one that allows the other three to become deeply ingrained habits.  The fourth agreement is about the action of the first three:  Always Do Your Best.


Under any circumstances/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 1:49AM

Resonance

 
Into Your Own Soul
 
 

RESONANCE

 
i wanted so to know you more,
embrace.
the resonance,
the yielding,
finding place.
where the vow of honesty
had its tender begin.
i was receiver to your words
and gestures;
you let me in.
the little things you imparted,
so strong, so brave.
you told me of your ta/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 5:54PM

Agreement Tres: Don't Make Assumptions

 
The Two Heads of Assumption
 

 AGREEMENT TRES:

~ DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS ~


Find the courage to ask questions
and to express what you really want.  
Communicate with others as clearly as you can
to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness, and drama.  
 
 
We have the tendency to make… Read full post »