we receive a prompt and have 2:30-5 minutes to write at a workshop with the other open mic at feverhead 2016
“a poem to your neighbor about all the noise last night”
It was just me knocking around
It was my laughter alone
knocking gaps in the sound.
That’s me clumsy in kitchen,
Dancing thoughts out skylight
my legs become long.
“the secret life of your shadow”
I have no real idea what it does
I imagine there’s a great deal of being about.
caves and forest beds
It doesn’t like water
land air fire please.
Layers travel unseen.
It feels, I know that –
chases sun and sill trees.
Learns and smiles; does not teach.
“use the words ‘cluster’, ‘evoke’, ‘bedtime'”
timing the bed
time in the bed
time clusters my bed
evoke your waking sleep the dead,
as they climb into bed.
timing the dead as they smile from my bed.
nice to be held by energy drawn
from time in my bed with love from beyond.
spread love from the dead
they are time and non-time.
“use the last line as the first line in a poem about ‘baptism'”
Spread love from the dead, they are time and non-time.
Dripping down baby’s head
or now grown,
in river’s bed.
chill of water
i’ll give you a name
and drip god on your eyes.
photo: fishtank san diego 2016