The bohemian Life

The Notes
Of the bohemian life
Are invented
Rather than manipulated, maneuvered,
Or chronologically ordered
As a subway car
Or the forced seat
Of a lobby guest
But free as a boat
Handcrafted,
Colorful
And led by Paradise
With confidence,
Clarity
Certain
Only of its wondering
A revival
Committed into His hands
Locked
Instinctively into internal naves
Popped into the unchanging
Wheel
Surefooted as a flamingo
On the banks of a pond
With a mystique
Sublime
A life below
A sea aflame
A coppered wood
A welcome, woven signature
In an enclave
Of strange stars
Fluted
Masterful
Depicting a polarity
Of one who cannot face the harbor
Of another who will not return to themselves
The same.
A barbed basket
Spiral
Dealt to sustain
The impact
Of Love.
The Soul’s scarring
Bumps, bangs
Like an old saxophone
With keloid formations conceived
In notes
Present & missing,
Going over the bar line
With the blurred vision
After effects
Of the first smile
Insulated,
Protected
And to manage the charms of
The touted
The escape:
Scrub-faced, pink & at peace
Into the solitary featherbed
With a book & tea.
Curiosities
Unwinding,
Catalogued
To restore the shofar within
Circuits of moonstones
Enwrap
My head & chest
A mist to storm
Dream woven.

I remain an elevated observer
To the thin match
A sabre of fire
That divides our hands.

There is within an uncommon cantor
The child found
Swinging head back
High
In the floral stitch.
A cliffside wishing well
A festival
Of golden laughter
Are effective
Shock absorbers.

Returning
To a planked stable
Built from scratch
And light bathed
As the rubies of the
Father
Are kept small
So a comfortable kneeling bench
Is made an altar,
As the floor serves
The face far better.
To the imperceptible
The sons & daughters are triumphant
In the Fall
Cordial
In the pageant
Of constraint
Dividing thoughts
And peaches
Welted visions
Twisted at the centerpiece
Into His hands
Stark
And committed
As a ship
Without a wheel
Bohemian
Amber concedes loss
Reflection
In the grip
Of confidence
Intention
Sewn
Into the cluster
Of decision:
She chose
A cocoon
Unquestionably
Pooled
At dusk
And stirred.

gjh.

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