December 30

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A Ministry Concert at the old Electric Factory in Philadelphia

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Colorful lights

dot the small spaces

left where the instruments

of strings and percussion

and voice did not fill.

These colorful orbs

the only refuge for

lightness and brightness

for two hours

in a reverberating

urban cave.

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A Free Verse Poem

Photo by CJF

October 2

Playlist or Instruction Manual?

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La Roux wants to be bulletproof

Next time, the hardships will bounce off

I hear

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Trading her scarred heart for armor

Is how Miranda will get by

I hear

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The revolutionary kind

They aren’t, the deep bass of Gomez

Cautions

*

I will emancipate myself

From this mental slavery, true to

Jimi

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I’ll be a sinner and a saint

Meredith says don’t be ashamed

I won’t

*

P!nk instructs to change the voices

In my head, to like me instead

I will

*

Antebellum says the compass

Musgraves says the arrow, I will

Follow

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Tom Petty has me far from my

Troubles and worries, I belong

I’m free

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(A Synchronicity Poem)

January 23

The rain says what words cannot


The rain tap dances to the ground

Shuffling and sliding down roofs

Off beat and syncopated the

Drops create the day’s theme music.

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A cloud based choreography

The rain tap dances to the ground

The rhythm of sound and silence

Beating into paths and puddles.

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Fluid hypnotic drops amble

Complex, complicated lightly

The rain tap dances to the ground

Both corrosive and restoring.

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Intricate, delicate tempo

Off-beat, in-time, gentle shuffle

Music is what the eye hears as

The rain tap dances to the ground.

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( a quatern poem)

Credit to “What the eye hears – a history of tap dancing” book by Brian Siebert

And to Martha Graham who said “the body says what words cannot”