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  69.     

The Seeds Of Power

were sown before I was born
in another man’s field
from the window of my small hut
I watched his mansions grow
the servants bringing news of the secret lives there led
the dalliance of love without effort
romance on the deck of a sailing ship
rendezvous and midnight soirees
Grand Balls at the Governor’s Palace
polo with the Prince on his chestnut steed

I often wondered had I been granted
the reins of fortune
without the means to suffer indignity
would I attend the play
take the mallet
with a mighty swing chuck
the troubles of this world
galloping through life with only the thought
to finish the day in
winning colors?


(Previously published in Some Words: A Place for Poetry, Aug.2004)
 
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  70.     

Tree Frog

The tree frog
sits
on a green leafy branch
and stares at me with bright orange persimmon eyes
and a goofy expression that says,
“I’m a tree frog, what did you expect? ”

His yellow gumby-like legs
and bulbous sticky fingers
are poised and
ready to jump
straight out of the calendar
and onto my keyboard.

Ah, the things that go through your head
when divining for inspiration.


(Previously published in Creative Voice, Feb.2000)
 
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  71.     

Trees of Life

Art
is a seed
when well-planted

Brings forth the rarest fruit
of red revelation
and tart understanding.


(Previously published in Bolts of Silk, Feb 2007)
 
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  72.     

True Art

The cheap laugh hung provocatively
In the red glow of an afterthought
Lazily fanning the arrogant airs of a
Pedantic tragedian lost inside a
Whimper.

But oh how he yearned to give chase
Plant his carnal intellect into the
Random
Joy of appetite
And quiet the tempest that mocked his
Self-important soul.

But no. He bit his lip.
Turned his nose upright
Wafted itinerant verses obliquely
To ponderous heights of critical acclaim.


(Previously published in Free Zone Quarterly, Jan 2001)
 
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