To Cliff To Climb


curdled the milk

crying

reaching, taking steps

from

another’s life

initial in

process of thought

just starting

to work

fingers

to bone

before such hands

harden.

*

raw

in

schemes cooked up since

release

-envying-

what was lost  -wandering-

last time around  -hysterical-

eyes pale from

having seen so much

moon

have no more use

for souls

for mirrors

for tides pulling low

each birth

registering more wants

more letdowns

, falling.

crests previously  -former-

have no 

say so to give

to

cliff

to climb.

 

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Disowned


Disowned

Disowned heritage and lessons

* * *

Abandonment is a choice

chosen

Electra’s complexity

made a simple plan.

Womb envy evades

* * *

As so many tongues

make such alike sounds

to form varied

impressions

 

Untrained minds slip between

gap-teeth

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.