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  105.     

Farewell, Fond Traveler

Farewell
Fond traveler
Your ship sets out to sea
With only the stars to guide you
And the light of a whispering moon
Beyond the shoals and reefs of Time
You pass into the deep.

What wonders must await you
What mysteries abound
In those far-off lands of eternity
The palaces of God.

And as you pass those distant isles
Where the shimmering waters fall
Down the stony cliffs of nevermore
To the shores of always-will
Listen once again to the wind in the waves
And the cry of the gull in the sky
And think back for a moment
To a dream that was

And another
Yet to come.


(Previously published in Somniloquy, Oct.1999, Vol.3, No.4; Some Words: A Place For Poetry, Nov - Dec 1999)
 
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  106.     

Faust on a Cell Phone

The corporate BigBoy
Bribed me with a
Sport Utility Vehicle

Sure, I can drive around on Sundays
And impress the chicks
At the Laundromat

But for sixty, seventy hours a week
I have no will of my own
I’m just a spineless snake-oiled salesman

With a vicious appetite for
Dupes
The kind of guy even I don’t want to associate with.

But if I quit
There’s alimony and child support and—
Oh, hell

Excuse me, but I’ve got to make some more cold calls.


(Previously published in Main Street Rag Poetry Journal, Vol 5, No 1 Spring 2000)
 
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  107.     

Fear

Fear

is a vulture
that hangs on the heart
of the bravest soul

Waiting to sink

long greedy talons
into blood red flesh
and render it

Lifeless.


(Previously published in Transcendant Visions, Fall '99)
 
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  108.     

Fingers (senryu)

Quiet like a dream
fingers sliding down my back
a soft breath exhales


(Previously published in Poems Md, Apr 2008)
 
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