Fishbowl

T

he middle name
faint and saintly:
Cognitionis;
the other ostracized
on a higher plane
feeling lower,
lashing with banter.

Transformation:
plaid prep to peach
eyeshadow and cherry
soda; firework
dreams didgeridoo,
a new life connected—
goldfish watershed.

*[ WSB ].

Cosmic Plato |Niner|

platonic solids

S
tabbing heat of the tetrahedron,
the stars blaze. Tessellation of ground,
the hexahedron squares against water’s
icosahedral flow. The Wind’s round
cheeks blow miniscule octahedrons
across the compass rose. Beyond the
lapis vault, the constellations rest
in dodecahedrons of darkness.
All is protracted geometry.

*[ WSB ].

God [an equilateral triangle ?]

rhombus

Y
ahweh was a war god;
now she turns the other cheek.

The equilateral triangle:
Sophia + Yahweh,
Logos [the Big Bang]—
perichoresis: dance of the ages.

The problem of the fourth:
shadow; or fifth:
wasn’t Chaos always there ?
Okay then: a diamond in the rough !

Tetragrammaton

*[ WSB ].

Polar Bear: Cute as a Ruse

Polar Bear

T
riangle bear
with invisible hair
will calmly bite off your hand if it’s there.

Carnivorous
Ursus maritimus
can sniff you out a mile in the distance:

stealthy as smoke,
swims for days, clawing strokes—
just don’t expect them to be drinking a Coke.

*[ WSB ].

Manhattanhenge

Manhattenhenge

Version: Photo of Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan

1
4th, 34th, and 42nd:
the sun in alignment
in Manhattan
as the day retreats
beneath the gridded streets
tilted 29 degrees.

*[ WSB ].

Cellophane Tape

tape

P
ressure-sensitive
cellophane tape
with acrylic resin
on cellulose adherend
wets the scape
with quick-stick cohesion.
A release agent
flexibly uncurls
before snipping
the smell of chemistry—
a melding covert.

*[ WSB ].

Sanguine Moon

bloodmoon

F
lowered super moon
blood-red in the umbral shadow,
a king tide balloons.

*[ WSB ].

Good Day

red hat

I
  say,
good day !,
sir or ma’am;
an etiquette mainstay,
and yet many abstain,
walking away—
not giving a damn.

*[ WSB ].