Climb from your pedestal, O prince of mine
Grace me with your greeting and a dignified smile;
Fear me not, O prince divine,
I favour my confessions, pure of dismay;
Fear not my manifesto, its honesty is rich in virtue,
Fear not my presuming poise, it is a mere modest uniform;
I need not quench from your glass of wine
nor replenish off your table divine,
I need not breath of your breath pure
nor reach for your essence to endure,
I shall thirst on water and feed on the grain,
I shall exist on sweet air and strengthen on my pain;
Yet, I pray thee
my prince before time,
bestow to me one wish;
A memory of our passion and a friendship to cherish.
A magnetism between two beings
so strong, so definite, so conscious,
And yet, so conservative;
A captivating liaison of incessant love,
Yet, masqueraded with ambiguity;
I am magnificently yours.
14 Feb 1994
Interwoven consternation of mind,
An apprehension to be explained.
Inscribed into heart
An indictment of regression
Uncontrollable and determined.
To be disburdened,
Is to carry a wreath of bramble to the womb.
16 Feb 1994
Brittle and pure as innocence
Delicate and fresh
resembling the crisp breeze on a hot day
sea spray off the crest of a wave;
Cunning and beguiling
Enticing and malicious
resembling lava pounding the earth beneath a volcano
a scarlet blanket draped over and infant;
resembling an entwined snake around a virgin oak
a swan nesting amongst vultures;
A golden sunset drowns a skeleton coast
an ebony birth
an amber existence
an ivory death;
as life may be.
27 Mar 1994
i did sing.
my frosted breath
cool with the breeze;
my quivering hands
squashed tightly blue;
with icy toes
i danced to a snow beat;
i sing of warm heart, of warm soul
with intention to please,
but frozen death
will engulf my verse
my prose will reach the snowman.