Twin Fusion

With one pen in the inkwell,

eternity got wet

 

The words to dance and laugh and pray,

phrasing’s still unmet

 

With one pen in the inkwell,

the future kissed the past

 

The moments now, the moments then

—Siamese at last

 

(Haverford College: January, 2021)

 

Ever Changing

Music can only be heard one way,

words have a different refrain

 

Melody imprisoned by note and score,

what’s written when read apt to change

 

The ear a prisoner to the composer’s delight,

to listen—a captive within

 

But reading the lines that a poet inscribes

ever changing—each time you begin

 

(Dreamsleep: January, 2021)

That Human About Us

The lack of humanity

drives zero-sum

Away from each other

a darkening sun

 

What science explains

its methods conceal

Frustration attacks

lost cogs on the wheel

 

Desperation in charge

its point ever sharp

To pierce into nothing

but leaving its mark

 

That human about us

 left bare unatoned

Quantifying our passion

—stripped clean to the bone

 

(St. David’s Pennsylvania: January, 2021)

Rebirth & Reclamation

You don’t have to abandon previous beliefs  

to embrace what presents to you now

 

As windows long open whose portals of light 

wrap around each new vision—enshroud

 

Those messages ancient and all messages new 

interlock like the fingers of God

 

The truth by dimension delivering you whole    

—new lightning reclaiming the rod

 

(Villanova University: January, 2021)