experience it

bring me that beat you’ve been hiding
in those turntable stacks
pound it into my skull
and pull it out my sternum

now launch that melody
let it soar up through the lights
and down into my pliable brain
watch it weave its way
around my synapses
as they fire to your will

you have control over
everything Master DJ
flip my world inside out
make it bend and burn
and end only to be brought
back with a rocket full
of searing chords until…

i am spent, gelatinous,
in danger of being trampled
or mopped up as the club
empties, eager for the end
of the next week to come
back and experience it
all again

glb /// “experience it”
originally published 03/21/2014

blue – green – yellow – red

blue – green – yellow – red

the pill on my tongue
chalky and bitter
stuck in my throat
chased down with
a warm swig of beer

waiting for peace
to overcome me
to enfold me
to peel back
the top of my head
and say
“this is where the pain is”

blue – green – yellow – red
all the wholes converge
there are sounds in my silence
stealing the last vestige i had
the place where i knew you
the place where i felt safe inside me

lament not for my
past suffering,
it is not yours
or of your doing,
instead,
lay back with me
on the dew drenched grass
we will watch the universe breathe
blue – green – yellow- red

colors dance inside you
exotic combinations
at your lips
leave a trail many many
years long
speaking of enduring love
in rainbows that never end

blue – green – yellow – red

glb /// “blue – green – yellow – red”
originally published 03/08/2017