I started the project of these 50 poems in 2016 and completed them in 2017. They are each dear to me because they represent the culmination of my first poetry project, and have resulted in unanticipated opportunities.
The working title was Collage due to the patchwork of periods, experiences, and observations covered . . . I enjoy them, and I hope the same for you.
The ebook is formatting properly only on certain platforms so I've taken it down until the problem is corrected; THE PRINT VERSION IS AVAILABLE of course - Thank You
Tragic - a life without hurdle
How else to translate
the merit of molecules
a person's borne alacrity
to get up from impotent ability
whether organic cause
Something must a person overcome
severe by degrees
- primary opponent -
dexterity, damage, dysfunction
same as truth
Determined connate or captured
and emerge redemption's tool
and rear possibility's mark
and if so
burgeon friendly's alms
what befalls luxury's consistent diet
deep-down woe of unluckiness
not to be - too pleased with self
Loose knots, tight naps, meandering rope-dread
to redefine inherited bloom
ought chastity be cast
cotton crimp succumb to synthetic straight
Display the cure
to guised serpentine reasoning
. . . hearten ennobling fiber
abstract symmetry - Assert
Make fashionable ethnic imagery
- sophistication with attitude
Imprint NATURAL esteem
creative kinks, knots, twist-turns, and swirls
Thanks for your response to Found Art; it'll be a while before I have time to actively promote it so I graciously appreciate your compliments. Next up is Developing Democracy. Oh boy, for this one I've taken a deep breath, rolled up my sleeves, and removed the gloves . . . fun, fun, fun.
As I near completion of my 2nd book of poems - Developing Democracy - I've gathered such momentum that I couldn't resist being inspired to begin my 3rd book of poetry - Artisanal Mustard. (Life is evolving to be so different . . . my 3rd book will express my notice, opinion, and ecstasy toward all that's happening around me.)
My aim is to release Developing Democracy by Spring 2022; I'm unable to commit to even an estimate for completion of book number 3 . . . for now it's a matter of taking notice, and uncovering what my voice can lend to the conversation.
Thanks so much to those of you who inspire and motive me. Here's an excerpt of what's to come in Artisanal Mustard - "Steady as with Stepping Stones".
overlays free from
details dulled into dreadful days
to inch the flow upstream
citing zealous waves
that carry a continuing current
Opposed - calibrations incrusting
quicksand to the depth of dreams
once inspiration at the surface
awaiting but proper desire
- begging for an easy way
Just a breath
as ravens - planning as you go
and capable apes . . .
not to become - breathless
Be general - persuading your goal
Lament of a timeline - not very much
minute ticks of many
make lazy important winding clocks
loudly clicking nerves
To the horizon far of yonder
journeying destiny's drift
flung into the early splash
partnered with "what if"
cultivating space for "X"
effortless fisherman casting
annexed to next