A sodden mind sheds soggy morals off its duck's-back basis of relief. Squatting now upon their laurels years of yearning learning get relief. An open mind is fertile earth, ideas raining down on it at length; like land, it drinks when near its birth with gusto, turning moisture into strength. The summer mind's ideas flower, […]


The sun purred cautiously and stroked my back with claws now sheathed, battle-weary lion -- spiralled down black distant dots in shimmering thermals to their prey. While she fought the moon for the firmament, memories of grasses dried, died and sprung again. There was no game. Little life remained to cross my path; while time […]

The Swamp

I enter quick, Rabbit-scared of the dry sticks, Crackling reeds and weeds, once-watered sedge; Dry fear, dangerous, eats at the swamp's crisp edge. With the muddening of the earth My scampering softens to a slink; Lungs reach tenderly to touch the humus stink, Shrink, but stay; I give dead stumps less berth. Gracefully crawling now […]

Public Image

Now Deep in the muddled reaches of Nearly landlocked inlet tide Rises in dark a desolate verdant mountain, Mangrove-ringed, a peak of motionless pine; Buoyed on the salt-sweet oyster-studded mud, its speech Whip-poor-wills peacefully through the night, Whispers the substance is not in sight. Bathed in the carbon light that leers from the human beach, […]


The pilot of the droning plane above cannot conceive the lazy summer sound his craft's exploding pistons leave to swim through waves of warmth to us, who, watching far below, in turn cannot conceive the kinesthesia he must know. Sit and listen, how the swimmers splash across the lake; they can never step away and […]