Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Oh, African fire that burned while my ancestors danced to the beat
of their own ancestors, until their skin was black as the night, black as blackness
black as a black bonfire burning boisterously,
Oh, African fire, dancing on the pile of firewood, with your flames kissing the firewood
making love to it until it becomes as black as coal,
to its very core,  
Oh, African fire, with your enchanting blackness that courses through my veins;
I feel the blackness flowing through me,
imbibing me, intoxicating me like beer!
I see my ancestors dancing with their black bodies dancing through the night
while the drum rolls! rolls! rolls!
--African fire! ferocious fire!
burn through my veins, course through them like a river
flooding in the rain;
Burn! Burn, fire, burn!
burn me to the very core
until I am nothing but ash
and let those ashes be a tale
that will smoke through the homestead tomorrow morning
when they will all say:
“oh, last night there was an African fire,
and yes, it burned like a true African flame!
Yes; its eyes were yellow like a leopard's,
-oh, African fire!”

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Beautiful moon,
shining like a pebble
in the sky,
glowing, flowing,
overflowing with beauty,
I feel my eyes
soaking your light-
marble light;
like twilight
truth is I don’t know why I like to look at the moon,
is it because it reminds me of a face; ghostly pale,
wandering alone in a dark sky?
oh moon,
beautiful moon, mysterious moon;
tell me why i like to look at you;
tell me why you like to look at me
to stare down at me

Thursday, 23 July 2015


sing a song for me like a bird
tweeting in early summer
because the sun is high and glad
And the world is so much younger

open up your cute little beak
and bubble it up like cello 
let your cords feel free to speak
until the world's all mellow 

bless us all with your melody
watch the squirrels dancing!
this is the world's remedy
and mine is only just glancing

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

абстрактный - abstract

in this world he sees with walls warping and moving
and changing,
where stairs, descend and ascend,
and nothing is as it seems;
where he walks, runs away; from what?
from something,
and is found; by what?
by something;
in this world where at one moment
he's in a classroom listening to a teacher,
the next he's walking with a girl in one hand,
and he's on a journey he's always been
his whole life; going, somewhere,
over there
where the sky is azure blue, and oceans
of potions wash up the shores and
a ship flows away to an unknown island;
then he enters the building, enters the room,
and he's here, where he's always been
and the next thing he knows, it's a dog
chasing her, and she leaps over the wall
into the backyard of some fancy house,
and she's sipping tea with her friends,
and the dog is vying revenge,
he'll leap over the wall and make her
but then they are there
where they've always been,
in this street;
and next thing he knows it's, shark,
no, a whale!
that swallows and suffocates its
there in the foamy ocean-
yes, beware, beware of whales!
beware of whales!
he yells
and the next he knows,
he's here, where he's always been,
doing what he's always done,
whatever it is-- абстрактный

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


I heard the birds moaning like it was a funeral,
as if a loved one had died
I heard the insects croaking,
hidden in the grass, behind the trees
and who knows where!—
It was a loud, discordant noise;
yes, the night was theirs, and I was an intruder!

have you ever been outside at night
and heard noises you wouldn't otherwise hear during the day?
It's as if the world doesn't belong to us,
as if the real owners of it wake up at night
to claim what's rightfully theirs;
as if the day has died
and the night has awakened
to haunt the living;
we don't belong there—
oh, the night has a voice!
listen to it mourn!

Monday, 20 July 2015


The world was one supercomputer connected
through circuits and circuits;
many pathways led to other pathways
and data was looped hooped;
thoughts, feelings, words, sounds,
war, famine, peace, money--
you name it! You name it!
Although it seemed disconnected,
it was all connected by one
Central Processing Unit;
with each loss part of
a greater gain.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Raison d’être

I love you so much
You are my raison d’être
What am I? a man?

Yes, more than a man
But a prisoner of love:
Can't live without you

Desire's poison
Once it's inside it's unseen;
And it kills slowly


Waves tumbling slowly
Then violently with passion,
Splashing me wholly

Two columns open 
And the raft speeds through
And then it's swollen

A foamy layer
Is pulled behind like a tail
Like stormy prayer.

Oh, it's fun to ride
A raft pulled behind a boat
Sailing through the tide

Friday, 17 July 2015


It is time to sleep
Even though the night is young
And there’s work to do

Thursday, 16 July 2015


The morning is young,
but the night us very old,
the afternoon noon is youthful.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015



It is time to breathe
The fresh air with open lungs
And feel it inside

Life’s mysterious
Yet we live it every day
With little effort

Few, if any, know
The hidden meaning of life--
Billions have lived it