Temperate Lichen

Rising over violent squall
gravel on my windshield
highway near the ocean
rain slows to a drizzle
I sight a sign of hesitation
step into temperate lichen

boardwalk practical
designed to be magical
morphing into staircase
twisting within murmuring creek
without anyone breathe deep
drawing in cedar on the air

waves crashing on remote coast
it’s busy season, visitors near & far
in search of immersion why not go all in
here I am dead between the open ocean
& imagining lonely tidal youthful looks
end of the road on massive wooden dock

tuning forks emit low sound
a shuddering luxury
an excellent vantage point
driftwood thunder washed ashore
with the enthusiasm of black seas rocks
in reflection of graveyard lighthouse

see it firsthand at crack of dawn
seethe & foam mesmerizing moments
sneaky operator clanging buoy in background
aquarium throws parity nudging starfish
spurning relative calm of violent oxygen
clouds hang billowing posing for a landscape

 

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Swept Away

Floating without
thoughts,
surrender to life

junkie like me, this
itinerary
was pure

fellow passenger
I, zodiac

memorable trip
tantalizing isolation
feeling distinctly unsettl ed

island under skin
chasing after
cover story

remind me of a midsummer-night’s dream?

Angri

ultimate question
answer as first seems
sure eyes
bulletproof odds
in favor waiting
devise a plan
stuff your philosophy

find out
angry
rebuilding
leveling
underground
beneath the cowl
wonder
made things worse
projecting
disillusionment
wrestling inner turmoil
depiction set forth
trying to figure out

disagreements over vision

Quarreling Stars

We are arguing so much

one exposed beam
causing friction
between
quarreling stars

an urn of still water

forget me
and not talk

a deception I knew of
forgive me
for telling the truth
being honest
come back to me
Anonymous

red dot
carry some potency
method
sheets of mirrors
sandwich

two pictures
face
outwards