Friday, April 22, 2011

Inner Sense

Cafes have novels in their walls.
More than a place. Encyclopedia staved
in bed cushions, speaking from the plush
the one-line miracles you exhaled
falling down your backyard hill
or almost crashing your deadened car.

It's split where you dive for inner sense
that doesn't pale in the absence of make up
on a story you wanted to tell by loud sign language.
More red than traffic lights, a sustained latch
when the night illumination heard you wrong,
reciting your name as somebody else. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Meeting

Creativity boggles the mind when you toggle the sighs,
between deep breathing and exhaling screams of silence spoke by the divine//

Hope lies on its side in wait for the seeker,
to find his destiny in wait like sound escaping from speakers//

Does this get any deeper? Hold your breath and find out,
if you find yourself on the middle path then lay waste to your doubt//

Wait for the south, downward pull of the gravity,
that feels like the weight of 8 elephants under which ones succumbs to a tragedy//

That's the power of innocence allowing your Mother to rise,
out of the deepest slumber to loosen the ties that bind.//

©Krishna Volk

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I fight with the sun,
swing amber shards that catch light like the moon's cycle runs/

Two opposites opposing has rainbows exploding from,
the gathering with colors splattering, my God, what have I begun?

©Krishna Volk

Sunday, April 3, 2011

What I Think

What I think
crawls under the city bed.
Sweepers can't touch my dust.
It stays stuck to the wind's flitting.

But it has to rain.
Thoughts like plummeting cups
containing water still enough to be a mirror
spin at the soil to reveal themselves.

I never had to use an umbrella.
Thoughts soak up in my scalp –
but soon, they float above my fingers
like unorganized ghosts
searching for their wasteland.

No mask works to keep them out.
You got to be still as a dead-wind pond
and thoughts will shake their walls of mist
seeing that you reflect their weather.

When their brief dance disperses to gather
enough pestilence to wipe now from a broken watch,
you can stand with your ancestors
as a tower that carries tired flowers with names
too old to remember how they are free.  

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I sit facing my fate atop a tree covered cliff face, like fruits waiting to fall I go out on a limb of faith.

Sun covered expanse is like a walkway of golden proportions, "reflect my beauty" it says, "as you follow my lead".

Owing my existence to a life I have glimpsed from the safety of my branching out but a handful of times, instills what confidence would term its juxtaposition in the vertical reaches of an upward destination.

"Let go" I say to myself; heart pumping that which can melt fields of icicles. Break away cold chills liquify a spring song, serenading the wind that lightly shakes me loose.

I'm free.

©Krishna Volk