Sappho’s Wedding

The star facet on this American cut diamond is a canapé frosted with supersensible beluga caviar:

friable eggs of dark light are wetly globular; they rest on the bezel of hope chest cantos. On her bride day,

Catherine-wheels of color pull karma from thin exnihilo and place dimensions of want within a jeweled safe box cathexis: this diamond.

Such a small stone harbors desires beyond the filamentous reach of felicific calculus. Right or wrong,

she’ll walk down the wynd in graywacke lace and gosling ivory; her gowany hair-trigger hexerei 

producing a greenhouse haet rose in the decanter hued grappa. Liquor the color of water will bleed if you look at it hard enough, and, miracle of miracles, you’ll see modern zymurgy: from water, brandy.

Lilith

Eden casts a love

spell of lavender

in the wild rose thicket;

a tattered, glossy ribbon

hangs from the garden’s

finger

in the wake of

horticultural magic:

from fecund flowering,

flesh of woman.

Autumnby The Little Witch

Summer is in the back of her throat, wrapped in a delicate wax paper mache of tropic banana leaves. 

The clouds in the sky above her look like puffy coat lapels, or like pubescent pouts post the negative vacuum of a shot glass per the Kylie Jenner lip challenge.

All around, the leaves craft aeolian chrysalises; you can taste the pre-gold fulvid beer, and the sumptuous boudin noir in their pigments.

Leaves of Uruguayan blood pudding lie crisp in the grass; next to them, icy orange peels with sugar rinds that are buttoned down with tumeric candied dates. Rich head cheese jellies and prairie oysters paint colors of carné on ash blonde lawns.

Autumnby paints gold dust on underbrush flanking the dirt path through the woods. Her chocolate brown afro curls turn a cool blue in the dusk. 

She is swathed in an oversized white plush cowl, her bluish curls making a halo around her mahogany face. 

Her magic swirls around her; fall time fortunes fill an ivory tusk cornucopia with the pollen of golden wish dust: crabapples, hard cider, maize moonshine, fermented berries and buttery gourds tumble from her lips into the fog.

Autumnby hangs wishes from the coat hooks of peeling tree bark, from the lose threads in dew studded spider webs, and from the figgy purplish-sables of rotting rose thistles.

Have you seen this little witch granting wishes in your neck of the woods today?

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Golden No

Weft: all my

            silver linings loop in the gossamer warp of

your eyelashes. 

Your brown eyes are silver at the roots, geyser-swept like a witan’s feathered coif;

scattered like penny kissed well wishes in mage-indigo gales; 

(your) Eyes are svelte as limestone bell towers, and 

cool as castled salt stone &

               iceberg-greys on gilded waters peopled by whiskered seals and floes;

Your eyes (which are Repunzel-hair long with unbleached roots, and Cinderella slipper in color) stop me with their speaking.

There were

letters of g o l d that

answered                no

when I asked you to marry

me.

Friends Make The Best Valentines💝

Roseate curtains of heavy, crushed velvet wend sinuously, revealing a glossy silk lining colored like milk; the gem tinctured fabric frames a large bay window.

Billows of cashmere drape over a window sill seat: it’s upholstered in a syrupy-thick, plush material. I run my fingers over the burnished gold fuzz, leaving an ocean of soft, smoky ripples in the cloth. Every secret touch leaves a ghost here by the large beach facing window.

All around, on hard surfaces, fairy lights (held up by the sorcery of copper wire) spin their infinitesimal, glittering turbines in the indoor twilight. Long, dripping, cylindrical wax candles marry short rotund tealights in the dark. 

A large, aromatic, three wicked candle gives off rich, complex spices; firelit tendrils of floating, silvery smoke invoke a bronzed vegetable garden overrun with thick ivy vines and luscious, mottled orange and white goards.

I recline on the decadent sill seat, taking in surroundings that are frosted with a thick meringue of visual cholesterol. Egg whites tip ombre flames of cinnamon and auburn in the fireplace. I listen to the perfumed apple tree firewood pop and whizz.

On the cedar table there are: matching flutes of champagne; a crystal tumbler of seven year old cherry wine wrapped in a filmy red g-string; a heart shaped box of whiskey infused German chocolates, with several chocolates bitten and painted in dark semicircles of lipstick; and two large, deep China plates filled with Cajun spiced lobster and chicken pasta.

Steam rises from the plates; the food was just taken off of the stove top. My best friend sets the table. She lights a birthday sparkler and puts it in my pasta. I rise from my repose, running a hand over my satiny, negligee-like cocktail dress. 

Who would’ve thought that a year into being a newly minted divorcée, I’d be having the most romantic dinner of my life? I stand barefoot, looking at my best friend of years with my moist, stinging eyes. 

Her gentleness (and sensuality and eroticism) is overwhelming on this day that would’ve swallowed me alive: Valentines day; a day that is simultaneously my birthday, the anniversary of my wedding day, and the day before the day my husband filed for divorce. So yeah, today should suck.

“Are you ready to get smashed while we watch Gilmore Girls, or what?” Riesling says, holding my glittering, birthday plate of pasta.

“You know it, kid.”

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90’s Po’ Kid

Does anybody else remember watching Liberty Kids through the static on free cable?

I remember finding free, D-list, subtitled anime on one of the weird, grungy back channels. I was so excited! 

I’d found futuristic cartoon people who might curse and do things only suitable for adult audiences; like fire their assault rifles.

Being a poor kid had it’s fun idiosyncrasies. 

Cool Charlatan Summer

Leaves: detritus of sorrel and cinnamon on the cobblestones; 

the withered foliage is char dark like rye bread; the life shavings (leaves) of an ancient sugar maple litter colonial pumpkin brick like vintage papyrus; The Victorian gingerbread houses are frosted with deciduous magic.

The fallen leaves are angels,

bronzed scions of the Dead Sea scrolls; 

they’re brined in a colubrine vat of time, like another lifetime.

They make a crunchy brunette fricassee, sounding their crisp Tibetan bells for equinox.

Acorns and obelisk shadows compost next to sundried ivy; By the fountain, dusk casts claret and rose liquor on the fallen wild apples: 

little rotund, fawn-brown things that are small and juicy like Logan berries.

Hoarfrost saranwraps clouds, 

and tall thin panes of perennial heliotrope shatter the deciduous sky; grainy bruised pear, 

purple orchid and plum blossom 

drip 

from the fork-tongued wind; ripe, red dahlias make artisanal vineyard spirits out of July’s tepid memories.

Allspice Summer

Golden thorns and amber are in the honeysuckle sangria like bees. Pine needles bleach their emerald fezes blonde. Gold is in the wind: peach wine and myrr with honey. 

Glitter on the still, olive oil 

creek, deep holy green 

like the glass of bottles filled with sparkling water.

Deep holy green, like allspice summer in hospice fading. Anise star and nutmeg curl summer up, like steam, as she takes her last breath.

Witch of Autumn Wood

; in the chalice of isthmus 

dirty plum wine moils under

a golden bridge of spells; white rose magic

bends the Spanish Inquisition’s

letting of blood into gold leaf,

alchemic as geese turning summer to South.