Bullet Duet (poem)

BULLET DUET© I fell On a handfull of thirsty bullet dormant seeds And ethers blew me To root in empty lots with drafty winds and fallen drupes But what to conceal and reveal To sprout with endeavour and remain adhered Anchored in clay These seeds which sprout or delay In deserts of madness and rage…

Coral Reef Sepulchre (poem)

CORAL REEF SEPULCHRE© I fell In the folds of emmerald waters As lashes of waves engraved my skin from coral revolving, branding my limbs And splashes sculpted my body with whirpools That sucked me in, and shaped me as bullet Rocketing in… Making a cast out of foamy plaster Carving my footprint on thirsty, drunken…

Crepuscular Sabotage (poem)

  CREPUSCULAR SABOTAGE© I was chewed on and bled Bloody sabotage of colorful Summery, crepuscular skies. I was painted by claws And mauled by the fangs of a fatherly sun, and cradled by fading lunar eclipses. ©M. Firpi

Resonant Consonant (poem)

REASONANT, CONSONANT© I layed burried in the sand With thick crust Excavating channeling burrows With pincer limbs which burst Your territorial clause… And at night wandered the Meanderous coast To mate in rocky chamber’s glow And bathe in lustrous creamy flood That Hera poured onto my coat And echoed  A wave’s resonant, consonant flow Into my…

Gaia’s Split (poem)

GAIA’S SPLIT© I glided Over puddles Bubbling with saliva and grit From fissures of Gaia’s split When swirly ocean tides drooled From crashing waves’ hit And washed themselves ashore As foam’s effervescence hissed And bathed me with mist As Phoenix, I returned  To rampant voyage From which I could not desist… ©M. Firpi

Fossilized Armor (poem)

FOSSILIZED ARMOR© I slept Underneath fossilized armor The cracks, ridges, and scales Of a reptilian sage Wearing my mask Throughout the ages Running rivers of lore Crevices of shedding stages Hardening shields under solar kiln Layer by layer And molting away skins From timely, due, betrayals… ©Maria F.

Rehearsing in Reverse (Poem)

REHEARSING IN REVERSE I rehearsed experience in reverse To finally comprehend The distances floating me adrift in the mirror Of the Seven Seas from atmospheric crafted pathways… Setting sails of departures As drafts chapped my skin Yet formed the wrinkled gateways For sailor’s kin And grew older, bony, and thin… To land where I thought…

Decaying Glamour (poem)

DECAYING GLAMOUR© I buried the alchemist and resurrected Synthetic armour, To hold me in place, And withstand Decaying glamour To lean on crutches Resistant to decay From industry clamour… But currents swept The remaining comatose  Which on the floor slept A dream of resurrection From a harvest bet And monsoon rains lashing At bell buoys and tidal swells…

Cereus hildmannianus (Queen of the Night) and Poem

NOCTURNAL HEMORRHAGE I fell on the cactus spine And burst, a nocturnal hemmorhrage Flowering outreach  To Carbon dioxide Cereus plight That I light these torches Which glowed amongst traffic Of slumbering knights Who once walked these paths With shining armour, and lances in white. ©M. Firpi Cereus hildmannianus (Queen of the Night) Aka Andes Organ Pipe,…

Agreeable Buoyancy (poem)

AGREEABLE BUOYANCY I had an agreeable buoyancy To float on the stream of counciousness And burst my chest open with antique coins And have you recall this nonsense… Of seemingly existing treasures And all of its components Yet only seen in the transparency of a moment… ©M. Firpi

Blissful Doom

BLISSFUL DOOM I encountered Blissful doom In delirium of finding you too soon I was the low tide Under moonrise, drawing you in Amongst shells of concealed lives Than then began… Washing you ashore By lunar perigee… As you rose to the surface With no armor to foster To fuse in moonlight’s glimmering luster… ©M.…

A Cracked Chrysalid (poem)

A CRACKED CHRYSALID A cracked chrysalid Carcass of your presence Echoed my voice in your sleep Having metamorphosed skin deep Between layers which armored your soul with lids Which opened to let me in To find nectar and flowing streams from the life you lived… ©M. Firpi  

Poor Man’s Orchid (Flora Poem)

A POOR MAN’S ORCHID   A Poor Man’s Orchid bloomed today on the street In a blue of bright cyan, sky’s mirth And began falling on city’s sidewalk On pavements tarred with carbon monoxide filth   Oh, and an Orchid   As heaven can breed From perennials which fall on floors of concrete   To wash in…

The Flower’s Unicorn Song (Calathea warscewiczii)

This Calathea blossom, inspired this poem. In one of his notebooks Leonardo da Vinci wrote: “The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go…

Mother Agave (Flora Poem)

As it’s been happening, I’ve been writing poems again. I used to keep journals when much younger and wrote poems and existentialist prose. I’ve realized now my flowers and plants have been giving me inspiration to write poetry again, so I thought to myself,  why not put some of them in the blog? These poems will…