Sunday, January 31, 2010

CaLokie

MY FUNKY VALENTINE

Funky black bangs on short cut hair
Funky ebony long sleeved
V-neck jersey
Funky jet miniskirt
and panty hose
Funky black laced square toed
and heeled boots

Now praise we all
our Creator
for this dazzling epiphany
of funk majesty
Thanks be to Thee
O Lord
of funkiness

Friday, January 29, 2010

Karen Klingman

I LOVE YOU

over ripe strawberries bleed into iced lettering
on just delivered heart shaped cake
no name
no address
no telling
someone loves me
but who

local vampire
melancholy grocer
sweet stalker
saint joseph
subtle signs
of fermentation
make me wonder

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Helen Graziano

LOVE SACRED AND PROFANE III

"Words can be as passionate as touch”-- Pablo Neruda

Love’s alphabet intrigues —
A aphrodiasiac, B besame mucho C caresses
A Aphrodite, B bed-ins of the Beats
C the curve of my body turning away,
A lock of hair in a cachet
I strut on the runway of Joy,
Writing couplets in my thongs

Yes to Love
My every and only thing--
Breath, blood, mind, imagination
A dictionary by my bed -- A soulmate in it
— Love triumphant, A pardonable insanity,
It gets us
There