Part One: An Expression of Self (Home 1) "A Place to Call My Own (Home 2)" - Recorded 9/25/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them Skin clings to bone likeHome:A place to call my own,A foreign word,In a near-forgotten phrase,I have not known inOh, so many ways,Distant now inTime and space,A remnant … Continue reading A Place to Call My Own (Home 2)
Originally published April 16, 2018, this collection of pieces was in response to a "Real Neat Blog" nomination courtesy of one of my dearest fellow poets of all times, "A Thought for Change". I really miss these days, and I miss you, my friend. "All Shades of Blue" - Recorded 3/17/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, … Continue reading Poetry Reading – “Collection from ‘Real Neat Blog Nomination'”
"Portal (6)" - Recorded 3/17/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them We've been holding the gates, the rift,Watching through the lifting mist,For spirits unknown lone to rise,Scorch the Earth, sever ties;Lo! What a surprise for our eyes,To see, waiting, on the other side,Our own forms, reaching through,Amber hue and Azure Blue,Crimson scars … Continue reading Portal (6)
"With Dreams" - Recorded 3/16/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them On a run… a jog… a walk…(More the latter than I care to admit)Through the East Side,Saint Paul, Minnesota. I seeRusted-out autos from garage to sidewalk;Their humble, hollow half-life draws my attention fromThe Earth,The Sky,And everything else that lies between,If only … Continue reading With Dreams
"Love Like Rain, Like Sun" - Recorded 3/13/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them Love like rain,Like sun,FallDown on me;Help me grow,Wash awayThe dirty grey,That whetherSunny skies orCloudy day,I might beTo othersAs I wish they might beTo me.
"Wherever You Are" - Recorded 3/11/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them 5,6,And7.Earth,Sky,AndHeaven.Between the 3,I think I'd like to beWherever you are,Where I can be with you,Where you can be with me,Whatever that might mean.
For you, once more and always. "The Cardinal" - Recorded 3/6/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them The Cardinal sings,perched amongst the branches,waiting,that love might hear and respond. I am singing now!Do you hear me? Come to me, oh love;I am yoursand always will be.
Originally published April 9, 2018, this is a celebration of a title and the joy the human who it was bestowed to brought and continues to brings to my life. "Your Name Alone" - Recorded 3/1/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them The original piece is below for reference, and can be … Continue reading Poetry Reading – “Your Name Alone”
This piece was written in collaboration with Dilara, a good friend from Russia who is one of many wonderful people I have met on Ablo over the course of the last several years. Dilara, you are a wonderful friend, and an inspiration, both in terms of life and writing. I am so grateful that we … Continue reading Обнять (To Embrace)
"oh, mea culpa (8, again)" - Auroraboros - Recorded 2/24/2021 - Objects, and the Distance Between Them wehave always wereandare(our name is blue star)where the sign isthat which makes youso farall golden yellow pink and orangefresh yetcrawling naked in the rottenEarth and fleshrivers reddeadferment soiled fed to wedEmerald shimmer your dress nowI am not Godbut … Continue reading oh, mea culpa (8, again)