from a wearing of light
crooked caw orientation corvine natural cloth of
wearable hands etching shape into
configurable liaisons to understand my broken inheritance—
a father’s been lavender, to say, left
somewhat to heal as the afterward relives and beehive
frenzy extends exterior to devoted architectural hovering:
the window couldn’t hold well with open dialogue toward ground and the hardened heart it couldn’t soak into malleable alteration
This surplus of vanishing eyelash curvature.
And said the decorative cylinder carrying
water to enthrall an hour’s arid
a predetermined name, plagiarized.
l a s t
night (you) when I found
(you) entrusted hovering hands to pivot and not stare in grasping syllables respelling trust; also (you) requested insurance
to gain a fulcrum of sleep and reciprocate and with a devoted
the body I’ve become
could not burgeon from palms of that moment’s gradated changes
though moon’s always silver
my skin’s tonal rhythms alter when I dance and cannot afford
laughter’s effort to estimate emotion
What cannot be told
I heard a brilliant whisper
dispel the enormous trunk of logic.
The whisper waited, oscillated
and redeveloped idea— spoke toward a hearing hinged aggregation of ciphering images.
I felt a gift trace and retrace the good side
of my best facial feature. Warmth. My body
as to negate all the scolding
pushed under my youth’s fingernails.
A restraint limited complete
corporeal culmination. An aspect
of thunder changed upon
birds’ artistic abbreviated etch unlearn
left an echo
across the bordering
benefit of my hearing and
exhaling hope to insure
Felino A. Soriano is a poet documenting coöccurrences. His poetic language stems from exterior motivation of jazz music and the belief in language’s unconstrained devotion to broaden understanding. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. He lives in California with his wife and family and is a director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Visit felinoasoriano.info for more information.