Mind Jewels

Mind Jewels, paper collage, 2021

whether to dance
in the displaced 
saltwater 
of infinity

or let the rooftops
and their mercenaries 
of blue-eyed daffodils
consume me

no chance.

don’t you know
these orbits are 
without feet

writing 
and answering
without valor 
or purpose

still.

with you, i am
sentimental 
over eternity

a stampede of 
butterflies 
making music 
across my forehead

a fool in sadness
and in retrospect

Prints for “Mind Jewels” (and a bunch of other collages) are now available in my Etsy shop. So is my new chapbook, Has Had Paradise.

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4 thoughts on “Mind Jewels

  1. “with you, i am sentimental over eternity…a fool in sadness and in retrospect”…this is good…an acceptance of life where we question purpose and yet finding a way to make it as lovely as “butterflies making music”…fools perhaps…but beautiful ones at that.

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