The jaws sing As the drip, drip, drip, Of the petroleum chorus Dances across The inverted aluminum And the hissing starts And the hissing stays Its smell a warning A final omen Like the last rose Of summer Or the fragrance she wore For that final goodbye The teeth tear inward Like the regret for today And the regret for yesterday And the lament for tomorrow Its promise broken And your khakis red And baptized A stigmata To self infliction As the music plays constant And the rushing you feel An emptying of sorrow Onto the crushed ceiling Of a dream in reverse Of all life in reverse Until two arms grab you And you fall from the sky And you fall from the sky Waiting For the ground To coronate the outcome And for one more answer To a ‘why’ unquestioned And to love you one more time But the lights are now dim And the voices muffled As an organ can be heard And store bought flowers smelled And an old woman cries… As a young woman cries… And a stranger pronounces What you feared the most They didn’t know you And couldn’t know you The exit sign flashing But there is no door “There is no door” —and then the music stops
I am a lifelong author with sixteen books published to date—one best seller. Much of my writing is about the deception of time and its many disguises.
My Poetry 'An Anthology Of Perception,' is now available in four volumes.
In addition I have a 175 page Poem 'After Midnight,' that was published in
My Historical Fiction series, 'The Sword Of Ichiban' is now up to volume six which is being published this Spring.
Vol #1- The Sword Of Ichiban
Vol #2- Darkening Sun
Vol #3- Revenge Along The War Trail
Vol #4- Death From The Sky
Vol #5- Jumping Into the Darkness
Vol #6- The Fall City Mandate.
One autobiographical novel, 'The Death Of The Playground' a Best Seller,
published in 2007.
One travel novel, 'Searching For Crazy Horse,' published in 2005, recapping my forty years of motorcycle touring in the American Rocky Mountain West.
I have written one Children's Book, 'Sammy & Bumpers' that was published in 2016.
All of my books are available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and better
Book Stores world wide.
Kurt Philip Behm
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