A Journey Awaits

This is an invitation to meaning unlike anything you’ve come across before. This is a combination of poetry and art rarely tried and I hope you open your eyes, mind and heart for what lies ahead. For best effect, start with the first image and click through page by page. (It’s still in process so some pages aren’t quite complete.) You can find an artist’s explanation… here.

The Salesman’s Lost Children

Green hills rise behind the wall
Where dance the salesman’s lost children

His car idles in the shadowed distance
The route to elsewhere obscured by

clouds and… …more

Oil painting (22" x 36")
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Engendered Memory

Beneath the carousel of masks
That I spin for the world of eyes, alleyways,
dinner tables and carnivals,

I am an open doorway for ghosts

Ghosts I once thought
were my…
…more

Oil painting (36" x 24")
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The Song Of Gravity

I have my ticket in my pocket and I’m
packing my bags

A pointless pop song about leaving my lover
bops along in my noggin

I set my resentments to the side and
look to fill my bags with…
…more

Oil Painting (40" x 24")
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Venus ex Machina

Darkness is the shape
that wraps around me

 Curled up naked in
the unforgotten night

 In the bright moonlight I float
separate, numb and…
…more

Oil painting (26” x 38”)
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Leela And The Shrine

It’s dark and in my fevered dream
I’m in a field where I worship
eternal escape.

On the other side of my door are voices
that laugh and I don’t think it’s funny at all.

Outside my room and down a hallway that I try to avoid
are doors, some slightly open and some swung wide,
showing…
…more

Oil painting (36” x 28”)
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Nostalgia

I like to think my poems are new and
I rewrite them in my head a thousand times a day

They’ re old because
I’ve always felt this way

They make me cry with
their intensity

They make me cringe with…more

Oil painting (38” x 24”)
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The Past

Mist drips from the broken stones at morning
trickling through pine needles into the canyon floor

Blue smoke from a gentle fire lingers
along the canyon walls

In the swirl of a coming storm,
clouds above me pile up
in great collisions,
as small patches of sunlight
wind their way before…
…more

Oil painting (26” x 36”)
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The Illusion Of Memory

In this chamber that smells of skin,
incense and ashes

With its strange half-lit dreams of ceremonies,
where things are obscure and
without shadows

I wait and project my imagination
onto the stained…
…more

Oil painting (26” x 36”)
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The Gorgon Drives At Night

The gorgon drives at night,
seeking the double feature of her fantasies

Trapped in a celluloid myth of escape and desire,
where damaged damsels of the silver screen are worshipped
in the beauty of their untimely death

She drives on

Drunk and driven behind the wheel… …more

Oil painting (42” x 28”)
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Fragile Dancer

You danced lightly,
seemingly in the sky,
balanced and graceful

Now you move as a ghost

Disappeared into the outstretched darkness
beneath the low lying clouds
on the horizon…
…more

Oil painting (36” x 24”)
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Tourist

The narrow thread of coarse asphalt disappears behind me 
over the ridge, miles away

Rutted sand trails branch off from the valley floor and
tread marks of monster tires imprint the gravel shoulders

A dust devil spins past a crumbling trailer
in the near distance…
…more

Oil painting (40” x 26”)
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The Philosopher's Children

Under the overturned sky
beneath the altar of emptiness
stars cast their light from blue shadows

and give birth to children who
run in the night…
…more

Oil painting (36” x 36”)
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Cloud Mask

I’m on the road to Hollywood
all packed up with words and poses
each to match a face I wear
on my way to Hollywood

Stopped along an empty road
blue black clouds soak
the saturated hills…
…more

Oil Painting (36" x 28")
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Uneven Levels

Oil Painting (34" x 24") Click on image for a larger version and artist's commentary about the work.