A Lifetime of Poetry Compiled (Coming Soon)

My next book will be a compilation of every poem I’ve ever written since about 1995. Well, every poem that I still have archived in my files, notebooks, or brain (plenty of my poetical musings have been burned to cinder, lost, or forgotten during this oft-times chaotic journey and experiment of life).

RECONCILED: POETRY FROM ABOVE & BELOW should be all set for an early October release on Amazon.

Here’s a preview called Milk & Honey:

my pen aches for every urge
it shuttles through space
signing the asteroids it finds
in exchange for their secrets
focus beyond capacity
savoring the fruit’s juice
vision sleeps
as the visionary awakens
a profound epiphany
deals a blow
to the validation of reality
it is an epic trial
to retain the light
passion dissipates
but continues on
in the form
of a less honorable obsession

do you understand?
milk and honey
can you comprehend?
the promised land

mildly moist bristles
on my palms
eradicating normalcy
forcing expression
against the current
hope in a rocket ship
that could fly me home
shaking hands with aliens
unfamiliar yet they claim they’re my friend
i attempt to recognize the situation
is this shit for real
or is this whole day all in my head?

so i leap from the balcony
of my intimate embassy
i visualize my majestic wings
and i fly through the vapor
creating a new gateway
to my little world
you could pass through the portal
and forget being mortal
you are infinite within my heart
eternal within my mind
this clock’s hands defy time
compressing wantless servitude
your future is mine

paper thin dimension
depending on slime and foam’s democracy
animosity in an undying blend
with regret and sorrow and endless sin
the budding rose relates
to the thorn’s mandate
mutual agreement
for a painful secret

is every day all in my head?

lasers at the end of the street
break a bone with a bold move
all these insects underneath my feet
fabric of space, every atom unfolds
the liar says,
“why don’t you do what you’re told?”
rippling through my meticulous maze
water burns fire, the scholar amazed
and an old, cold feline watches cars go by
unwitting passerby – karma parade
one single dragonfly
but the army of giants – afraid
rivalry eternal
piercing grenades
bewildering observer
do not interfere
your will is ridiculous
i wish you weren’t here
but since the leaves set me free
since purity climbed your tree
i will turn to the cracked mirror
and see the reflection
of the rotten gem that beckons
plastic face
artificial days
out of the ground will rise your waste
power waves
glowing graves
the prying mold just dies away
crystal fog
hazy clear
mammals in love
perfect fear
splashed with paint across the lips of haste
mission override within oblivion
destroy the canvas
begin anew

i need a new lambaster
this is my new disaster
and everything remains
exactly as it should be.

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