Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekly Post #3

October 9, 2012

What is this feeling
that pervades the noise and silence
this mountain sadness?

October 11, 2012

feet massaging back
we lie under the covers
outside the band plays

outside the band plays
and the night air hums along
droopy eyelids close

October 12, 2012

a single flower
lies on the pavement.  Inside:
the Friday morning.

Above the fan whirls
cooling mosquito-itchy
legs.  Sofa-sitting.

October 13, 2012

This bottle of beer
tastes of music and singing
and a gig well-played.

October 14, 2012

Late afternoon heat
clings tightly to sweaty skin
Boy eats his guava.

Boy eats his guava
and pretends to read aloud
Rooster crows nearby.

Sun, wind and tree are
making shadows on the wall - 
Afternoon ballet.

Sunday afternoon
wind and tree dance the tango
outside the window.

October 15, 2012

Scheming and restless
this monkey mind of mine is
Look!  A banana!

Look!  A banana!
A peach!  A thought, a daydream - 
Jump monkey mind, jump!

A toy in each hand
the boy sleeps curled to one side - 
a sleeping Buddha.

The urban night sounds
sing in harmony with this
monkey mind's ramblings.

monkey mind's ramblings
and outside, karaoke:
not two and not one.

I just want to melt
like ice cubes under the sun
into the mattress.

October 16, 2012

I could do without
your constant mantra

of "God will bless you"
whenever we talk

of money.  Are you
truly this naive?

Your mantra does not
warm or help me sleep

(I'm sure you sleep well

It's like listening
to a lullaby

sung off-key and loud
It's as if we were

lost at sea and you,
clinging to me tight

as I struggle to
keep our heads above

the water's surface,
try to cheer me on

when all I want is 
for you to shut up

and swim before we
both drown!

Sitting, sofa-dust
arises - interdependent

Sunlight and watch make
full moon appear on white wall
Child laughs in delight.

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