Monday, October 21, 2013

lavender man

in a place of redolent relaxation lives him, the Lavender him. the him bathed in herbaceous patterns of bachelor, you, the perpetual bachelor. thinking of thinking once it’s after. a Gentleness growing around in layers and bouncing flowerbud prayers in between the lazyday stitches of your laughter.

my brother was the first example of what it meant to be a man of the Violet type.  a fragrant man who speaks easy.  a neat and quiet type of modesty.
a traveler who appreciates in biological bouquets of understatement.
and he, who never felt the anxious hype to be sharp, to me, is mellow, still,
he in his sustained state of Minty, is fond of that neutral temperament.

and he is kind.  made of florets in filament.

it just recently occurred that these Herbs have been infused within my veins since I was new and you were four and a half.  Suffused within our common memories, your oils had, Essentially, chilled to the touch at my temples before I was old enough to be cognizant or to run. 

the external stresses that press into other peoples’ worries have no
vibration in your perennial rotation.  you hum a bluish-purple Medicine.  
separate, living in your own calendar, a chimeric atmosphere of
your own pluck or gather.  our family roots in from the calming stems of
your sibling stoicism.

and I am Blessed to have known you since our genesis.  you, kin, attract and smash the butterfly wings into a timeline of linear love.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"What Is The Shape Of Your Body?"

I rubbed an orange along the lines of my throat, to cool my blood.
Am I alive?  Yes.  I am stretched out like the arms of of a Hindu effigy,
or an animal that lives in the sea.  Sometimes, I'm scared I won't feel
a damn thing.  That is why I've stretched my body out.  It's a net for
a man.  But a man is made of water.  And I am pressed, face down,
upon these boards.  The muscles of my shoulders.  My legs. (But you
cannot jump into the earth.)  Yes you can.  Push harder.

~Bhanu Kapil Rider

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Borrowed Finery"

     "Time was long in those days, without measure.  I marched through the mornings as if there were nothing behind or in front of me, and all I carried, lightly, was the present, a moment without end."

~Paula Fox