Aught, no. 11/12 (2003)
On Different Shores
ring their lapidary tapestries
against flagging shutters.
wings fenestral music, a crescendo
between their sunsets.
ripples to dusk,
water lapping under a nectar breeze
past overture’s pulsing touch
scent of tethered tapestries
laps the cruel wind's slow crescendo.
Dawn's fenestral wings flap
the lost touch
of nectar's ostinato
toward azure harbors
closer than memory's cold ripples
dare. The lapidary shadow there slows
the tense, lingering pulse
to a willful declaration of dusk over water,
music's feathered breeze
under sunset's distant overture
One Chained Melody
clings to vibrato’s incantatory overture
ruptured of its tapestries
flights to foreign sunsets
their shadows’ fenestral rapture at dawn
ripples in the sunset
old song gone on
and on, a nettlesome ostinato
when a mere obligato
crescendo their music’s shared pulse
no less distant than the music
cruising on the water’s
Copyright © 2003, by the author.
All rights reserved.
Return to Aught, no. 11/12, contents