Keep the Calm

Give me a rhythm
miss lovely,
to sing you along
into pleasure fires that
glow and burn in
the bottom of the belly,
tease out moans
new spontaneous,
bursting forth
from long ago
dusty lungs.

Get me a beat
a bass line that
thumps my spine
back and forth
just right,
and the drums
that pound my
sweet head
into space.

I was death’s
time keeper,
sitting in the eye
of the hurricane,
and slow,
to keep the calm.


It poured tears,
drenching skin,
from the weeping whales
that floated through space
and time alone knew them well.

25 years,
25 years, 
25 years,
Ive known you,
then lost you
dear one,
with tumors and
in chemical type fires,
but feel your presence
in the ethers,
even yet.

Could I not just go
to wonderland
and stay forever,
This earth makes my
spirit weary.
Without top hats
and coffee toasts
in my periphery,
oh fuck,
how to grind my teeth
hard enough to bare it.