—after Trygve Seim’s Between
Between stare stare
of the broken
culture contains, intangible mores
finite and inexplicably distant
from consistent virtues of
—after Marc Johnson’s Since you Asked
My silence recalls bland-tongue
prayerful condiments, mutilated connection. Your asking
contains metaphoric trails, my standing still
of an oaks’ neighborhood of size, style—
reanalyzes your truth of committed understanding.
would be conversation occurrence
countering the silence
my sound releases
confused meaning of my mind’s innate sepulture.
—after Bobo Stenson’s Olivia
Wears interwoven light like shadows
climbing contextual walls of needed
retrieves an image of pale, bleached stone
engrained into sand’s warmed appreciation, resting,
the curved lightness
of smoothed exterior
does not wish to wander into sea’s language of
Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 32 collections of poetry, including “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009) and “Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein “rose” prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: www.felinoasoriano.info.
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