Tag Archives: siren

Initiate

It was only when her thighs caught fire that he began to understand the laws of arson as practiced by goddesses imitating sirens. Advertisements

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Veils

Succubus to self, modeling Salome, dance of the seven deadly veils, thinned, to bare pleasure, and visitation rites.

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Louise to the nth degree

Remember, love, there’s more of me where I came from– Frames cannot hold us.

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Arson

Committing arson, five-alarm siren on screen– Louise Brooks, how you burned.    

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Man on a Bicycle

The man, to make a living, had plastered hundreds of faces upon walls, but there was something about this one which held him captive. It wasn’t just the stardom of her name, its siren-call, but the sheer magnitude of artifice, … Continue reading

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Arc

A siren’s coin of slivered light beading the tunnel’s darkened maw; a long night’s journey into day fulfills the promise of a fabled arc.    

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Dietrich in Heaven

In honor of Marlene Dietrich’s birthday (December 27th), my poem “Dietrich in Heaven.” Listen to the spoken word/music track┬áhere. Today I went to Heaven, just for a brief visit. It was a nice joint: tangerine-fleeced runways, and tufts of flamingo-pink … Continue reading

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Waves

Beaten back by waves, Salvation’s mirage on shore– sailors dream of home.

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Siren II

A knowing last glance, no man can possess a myth– To wreck, grasping air.

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Siren

Blaming the siren is false, your heart chose drowning long before her call.

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