Upon A Slow Moving Afternoon

Colour upon sweet linen,
Silhouette hallucinations softly
Cycled through cotton bed sheets

“Ethereal breeze
Ethereal breeze with such transient motion
What stories unspoken
Must you murmur today?”
I asked aglow,

Inseparable from what rippling waves
Of August’s late sun-dream,
From a few feet nearby
In the nearly overwhelming tenderness,
There came response:

Cedar thickets collided then evanesced-
A moving image of me young and carefree
Kayaking,
Drifting, drifting downstream
And I get so carried away
I paddle all the way to Dave’s house

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A Reluctant Release From The Past

Forgoing formal goodbyes
Transcribed grateful passing amongst
Midnight in June
A steady stream of water river bank
Pebbles waiting to become
Mementos
Used for archaic architecture
A gathering place of
Distant remembrance,
Longing for nevermore tactile
Grass scents, cut and stepped on
Dew transferred from earth ridden tear ducts
To water ladened chemical vitality,
Blisters acquired vocal
Reimbursement
Lipstick catharsis pre-
Proposed future dispositions
Laminated betwixt scarring tissue,
Took fears spoken out of
Contemplation in hypothetical circumstance,
Self-fulling fantasies forged
Around laughter within earshot
Of better probability,
A cup of coffee, another ember
Burning softly, familiar
Homesick hymns whispered among interchanging
Dependency,
From the mouth of a raging river
Or beginning of a youthful summer
Everything seems so substantial