Thursday, April 24, 2014

Comic Notions & Cosmic Ruminations
after midnight: two verses

I used to quaff sake in China
although it were known then as Joe
as parrot or mocking or minah
I mime the gestalt of the flow
at midnight Malkauns clears my head
I dawdle with cyberized chess
it's not been my fortune to wed
my wife-to-be lost my address!

The sake is mild & organic
the YouTubed Gundechas intone
Machado of course was Hispanic
because God's obscure he's alone
when poets or painters depicted
the myriad conceits of creation
life liberated or conflicted
occasioned ennui or elation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

At the check-out: a hypothetical romance

If I'm falling in love with Ariel
who works at the Whole Foods market
will they write (when I've had my burial)
"he didn't know how to park it!
did he dream that a May-September
was what she would want to remember?"
yet this charmer is so exquisite
for some reason although  what is it?

She came (she remarked) from Florida
only just a few years ago
she performs on my heart a corrida
I exaggerate? yes   I know
I can't tell you how oddly she moves me
for no reason that I could explain
if the rational reader reprooves me
I'll assent   I'm a touch insane