Gauze


The wind

was bandaged

with rays

around

face

conflicts with stone

stalled

treaties signed

for inclusion of

this

single

gauze

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what’s the worth of song

no one else

knows

how to finish?

*

too many lyrics

blown away

from near-by ears

to continue.

different radios,

stations

and competition

of sounds.

* *

so now as dances

occur

new

differing –

these tunes

are left here

unheard

for any steps,

harmony

or next verse.

Some Other Honor


pedestal for moment

given

pulpit

ear constructed

in patient eagerness

deserving risen monument

built in/to

alabaster/porcelain

form

lips, bit

/open   –   intent

on question

but awaiting what is

soon-to-come

 

is worth whatever sculpture

the mind’s architects, scholars

can engineer in a name.

 

no tiaras   –   petty crowns to send

professionals further above

but

most certainly –

some other

honor