Wanna see an extrovert

Invert?

Well

Come with me and watch

In the years since

It fell

I hurt,

And bitterness bit,

A lot,

 

But we became friends

Watching this movie

And as it ends

 

For me

I Am

Debating Still-

But have I

Ever related more to a quote

Than to Duvall’s wordless sighs?

Unfold…

January 2, 2017


There’s a rolling tone

Set in my mind,

Layed there gently,

Of the casual kind, 

 
By now dead men -fellows

With a few

Chosen words

Folded up into pieces

Of paper teens’

Twenties’ third’s…  
 

Passed through the keyholes

Of poetry past

From yester-thought to

My heart, trembling, fast  
 

In the hands of death

Life writes forward

Over lapses

Ever-stalwart  

 

Intrepid as youth

And yet how old

They read

As we read

And breathe

The same creases

To fold.


Orange juice sun set slowly

Sipping

Evening’s silent peace of rest

Dripping 

Out of heaven mountainward

Gripping the eyes, wrung weeping, 

Wanderers of yon lambent West.


Well

Here we are on the other side

Of fences built by passing time,

And what can we do to be neighborly

But remember

And proceed.

—————————-

“Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,”

~from ‭‭I Chronicles‬ ‭16
“I called on Your name, O LORD, From the lowest pit. You have heard my voice: “Do not hide Your ear From my sighing, from my cry for help.” You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, “Do not fear!” O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life.”

~from ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3

“… he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” And [Jesus] said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” 
…….
So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.””

~from ‭‭Luke‬ ‭10

Logos en Nefesh … 

December 29, 2016

And we’re all just colorful Parrots

Repeating-

Repeating what?

We cannot

Comprehend

Ourselves

Via compact mirrors

Lying

Jewel-strewn

Beneath

The Night’s sky

To ascend. 

But oh how many

Comatose quarrels

Our little own ears could mend

Within.

By Listening

Wait on the Speaker of our world.

This is how

We lift the latch

And so

Begin to see

In the fragile glass panes given us

-Nefesh-

What He has spoken

Since

-Eternally-

With that very same voice

By which

He first

Let light be

Himself.

—————————

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us

And we beheld His glory,

The glory as of the only begotten of the Father,

Full of grace and truth.”


Christmas?

Christmas.

Christmas

Again?

‘T’as been the season

To be

To be…

When

Another tumbler 

In this lock of time turns

Another leaf of a lesson

From the school of life burns

When will the bolt slip

Finally free

From the door-frame between

Me -future- Me?

For the Door sitting silent

Allows mystery

As a draft

Of the future

To seep

Frigidly

So

Sweaters or furnace

To keep out what chills?

Naming

And

Blaming-

Him?

Baaah!

All this “joy” kills.

I understand now,

Why the WEARY world thrills

With hope, rejoicing

At a baby being born

For thence, yonder, breaks

Our new

And glorious

Morn!

————————

“My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.”

~‭‭from Psalm‬ ‭130

Whisp’ring…

December 21, 2016

smoke-iv
 I realize now
That was
Your goodbye. 

 And what
Have I found
Myself? I,

 A checker in some
Past not my own?

 Would we, still, have wanted
If we'd only known?

 A full sphere's
Ever expanding

Reflective choice-rent
Understanding.

 A bought big try,
For foresight's sake

A manufactured
Chance to take

Care by storm
Clouding victory

The fog of war
Within you...

And me?

I get it
-Another goodbye-
See?

I've got millions
Whisp'ring 
From looped memory.