the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
i am an unmarried mother
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...


misty innocence in your eyes
razor sharp
your shining pearls
your ringlets
radiant auburn
words like the chatter of early morn birds
your language is of a distant land
you walk and run
like a flower
on her wings
you are friendly
none is a stranger
and firm
you know what you want
pa pa you sing
the song of an unburdened heart
of dogs and cats and tigers
is your world
it begins with a 'hi'
and doesn't really end
with a 'bye'
my daughter
you are a child of earth fire wind water
and passion