Submission Unheard

featured in the poetry forum January 24, 2018  :: 0 comments

editors gleefully
rejecting words to be unheard
a proxy poetic deterrence
of graceless gloating rejection
spitting on Art’s fresh buds
the dispiriting crew
keeps em blue

editors note:

Unappreciated procurators with museum motivations, only. – mh clay

Karma Balance (time see-saw)

featured in the poetry forum October 30, 2017  :: 0 comments

every action generates outcome
a whipped back
a kick in the teeth
a swollen black eye
dire news


a returning lover
dreams realized
bluebird reverie
found puppy
olympic joy

what was becomes
peanut-can snakes of cosmic spring
cruel infinite jokes
karma kicks/kisses
a perfect balance as past melts future
we reap our doing
only nows exist

caged by destiny or fate driven free
unknown rains on all humans

editors note:

Always keep an umbrella handy. – mh clay


featured in the poetry forum July 25, 2017  :: 0 comments

(mathematical proof for dissolved love)

as autumn equals fall

(ditsy crushes, loneliness and love-longing
divided by objective decaying deception
times 2 )
plus dallied days

is equal to common infatuation
the illusory nearness of berry to Juneleaf
or mistaken strength of rotting bark to trunk

realized pseudo-love
and frail waning desire
produce a cheerless reality

editors note:

OldEquation/NewVariables/HopeMaybe? – mh clay

Status Quo (A Sure Thing)

featured in the poetry forum May 7, 2017  :: 0 comments

Uncle Sam/hog
El Niño/Terror-child
Glaciers/Au Revoir
We’re > Done

editors note:

So much resistance to our struggle for stasis. – mh clay

Everblue Soul

featured in the poetry forum February 10, 2017  :: 0 comments

A silhouette of teal despair
Witness to all we never were to be
and are
Witness to all we never were to do
and did

Eden’s pure spring tears
cleanse the angel-soul face
to be stained anew by
man’s circular devil deeds
a wounded muse

Everblue forever wanders
with pockets of inspiration
never depleted
casting notion and dreams among our lot
raining fine golden hope

editors note:

At last, some blues to sing; eyes open and in unison. – mh clay

Is and Vision

featured in the poetry forum November 10, 2016  :: 0 comments

Don’t mention memento
Is was there and needs no reminder
trinkets fog reality
only Is is
be with Is
embrace the nowness of you
nose to nose with self
pure you
scramble that past
throw it in that trash
with the kipper and kitsch
Is’s brother Vision
jealous as Caine because
only Is is

editors note:

There’s our challenge; to find the is in vision. – mh clay

Whore pair of The Valy/Sillyikon

featured in the poetry forum July 8, 2016  :: 0 comments

Good whores
who mean well
power biblical American
bit smart byte foolish
built on rich soil
pungent soft earth-black
highnumber/red tempter
Share corpus
body corporation
execute gist

editors note:

Gist or gism? Determined by spin. – mh clay

That Rain

featured in the poetry forum February 19, 2016  :: 0 comments

crushing rain woke me
hours after midnight
each drop a flat note
pinged off this leaf or that stone
earth’s white noise
caused a natural claustrophobia
shrinking my mind space
inducing fear
knowing I can’t escape
until it wanes

editors note:

Reverse effect; occlusion over cleansing. Rain, go away! (We welcome Gregg to our crazy congress of Contributing Poets with this submission. Read more of his madness on his new page – check it out!) – mh clay

December Weeping Willow (2015 Paris)

December 15, 2015  :: 0 comments

sage graceful composed
wistful for tranquil joyous years
streaming green tears of reverie
for the return of good will
and respect for all beliefs
evening moonlight and stars
ease the pain of observing
waxing terror and mistrust
a cosmic peacebreeze magnifies hope
igniting the promise of harmony among all humans

editors note:

In the face of current dissonances, let that peacebreeze blow. Amen. – mh clay

Do the Moon

September 30, 2015  :: 0 comments

Youth’s pre-love peace
Exited at light speed
Leaving a gutty paradise
Sizzling my heart as summer sand on bare feet
love emerged as my life emperor
and drove the me I became

editors note:

Love’s challenge, capricious queen; to be gutty while not being gutted. – mh clay