Nuance de Distance


The trireme that sliced through
Julienned intents meant as would
I came as another to see your side
Not willing certain truths to confide

Woven metal was your mast
Crow’s nest high enough to see days’ past
Ship of the line, you were sighted
Broadside I was met, as lowly pirate

Metal necklaces coursing in air
“Dare come as another,” was your stare
Rigging falling, tangled in net
I reeled from salvoed attacks as wit

Your guides locked in their gated keeps
Buried in sheets fathoms deep
Most men your catch wriggling on deck
Ocean’s different, I was clipper in wreck

Where was the expected as lady docile
Instead, tiger tattering sails as bombshells
But, I remembered your birthday so rare
Ordered the sun’s seconds as Camembert

Where parallels last, but last not for long
“Cleverness has a reward” is your song
That wakes ripples always become
These ever reversed, fate’s wind begun

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Poem Renaissance Decameron

Meditating in this

Room, so dark, so quiet


become too foreboding


I turned on my smart phone’s flashlight

set to low and placed it behind an upright

rolled carpet leaning

against the wall


As if  just lit tinder placed under wood


the flow of thoughts lost to dreams

even other’s dreams, thoughts of me



Then these words pressed through ink to paper,

Let to dry


And unlit,

Sent to another