Have You Ever Felt Like This?

Periodically I look in the
mirror and I do not recognize
my face or my features and
I wish I could unzip my
skin and live outside the
body like Arthur C Clarke’s
star child or Vonnegut’s
happily amphibious future-
everything that I am has nothing
to do with the form I’m
currently being housed in
and sometimes it scares me.

BB

Have You Ever Felt Like This?

Warning: Fragile.

I put my hand on my chest
and I knew without looking
that my heart was broken.

I could feel the shards
rattling against my ribs
and piercing my lungs.

I coughed up your last words
bloody and shining diamonds
into the palm of my hand.

How could something that had
seemed so beautiful be
wreaking havoc on my soul?

I guess you could argue that
having a heart made of glass
was not a good idea after all.

BB

Warning: Fragile.

An Ode To Wine

Cupid tried to get me-
aiming for my head
but he missed by a few inches
and uncorked my wine instead!
Therefore Cupid succeeded
in sending me a love divine
though I doubt that he intended
for it to be the tannins of red wine.
However now we are so happy
sharing sunsets and long sips
and this soulmate is not offended
if I sample others on long trips.
After working late into the night
red wine waits up for me
one quick glass in the moonlight
and from the stress I’m free.
It doesn’t notice if I miss the gym
or my jeans are a touch too snug
and it has no pretensions
about being drunk out of a mug.
When it comes to wine
I make fair and few demands too
except of course being that
only red will do!
Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz and Syrah
I love ’em and I know ’em
that is why to red wine
I dedicate this poem!

BB

An Ode To Wine

Meow.

While watching you I couldn’t help
but be reminded of a nature
documentary in which the jaguar
stalks its guileless victim.

The way your eyes followed me
trying to determine the least
amount of movements it would take
until your satisfaction of the kill.

But little does the hunter know
that I am a lion in sheep’s clothing
and it is always the lion that
enjoys the rule of the feline pride.

 

BB

Meow.