Disowned heritage and lessons

* * *

Abandonment is a choice


Electra’s complexity

made a simple plan.

Womb envy evades

* * *

As so many tongues

make such alike sounds

to form varied



Untrained minds slip between


for roots and

to find seeds

yet unsprouted


to give quick return

for when harvest

is brought to market

* * *

Money found on street is profit made for wandering

* * *

The setting was the smell

the smell was the costume

the costume was the hero

the hero was the plot

the plot was the conclusion


The conclusion was the dialogue

the dialogue was the fan

blowing scent from work

into skin.


Deglazed words

dropped caramelized

into scripts


Actors’ greasy faces

let emotions slip

oily onto parts

more commonly referred to

as rolls –roles


Halitosis came in waves

from audience


Sweat and toilet water

hang fragrant in front rows.


The conflict was the twist

the twist was the secret revealed

the secret revealed

was the fondant

of curtains draped into the show.

To Take Place

Dark eyed

into bright water

and so-called



Second chance


Before focus


newly opened

pupil, iris

lens -

decisions were made

to bathe

and give it over to

the yin and not the yang


nor the god

for whom

the process

was supposed to

take place.

The summer vaca…

The summer vacation smile will melt.
Groups become pairs
Single again.
I don’t know the lyrics to your favorite songs.
I forgot the tune to mine.
I changed my ringtone.
You read another’s messages before getting to mine.
I know
Because you like to save the best for last.
I think
I hope
You wish
You wonder.
Clouds don’t resemble anything to take as a good sign.
But I try to follow
What you’ve designed.
Sun’s away from here
Furthest so
But angles betray distance
Give gaze another sense.
Heating up to a funeral’s tension.
Fortunes hanging between the favors
Spent in life.
You can’t imagine. It’s not in your nature.
I’m worried. That’s my privilege. My process.
I’ve never been sure.
You live in the state of certainty
Just as you did before you chose your flavor for today.