Saturday, July 14, 2018

Possessed (For Courtney Hadwin)

Music flows from her like pure adrenaline
The natives are restless watching you conquer the hapless hoards
Rings the living bell when stepping out on stage and takes her audience hostage with grace and genuine soul

Experiencing Courtney perform reminds me that I’m very much alive and there’s still work to be done
Accomplishments come in fits and starts when you’re a whirlwind of talent and a wunderkind of epic proportions
Holding back nothing as she blazes trails poured in molten lava

Out of the mouths of babes has never proven more relevant or trustworthy as we’re taken down a road of immeasurable kindness
Trapped inside my own head and then I watched Courtney on America’s Got Talent and it sheltered me in place and kicked me back into overdrive
“We are stardust, we are golden
We are billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden now more than ever”

Charles Cicirella

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HUMDINGER! (For Danielle)

Firecracker ignited
Supreme Being
Singing telegram telekinesis
Lasting light filled imperial impressions

Woman of steel
No guff
Glorious light breeze summer evenings

I was lost
You found me in a Victorian Midnight Cafe of our own making
Take flight
Soaring multi-faceted flight pattern to the stars and beyond!

Charles Cicirella

Monday, July 09, 2018

8:14 am

keep waking up
like a poltergeist
bodies buried in
my hedgerow

wake up
wait to see
if the despair
is still prescient

sometimes I
take a shit
and the hopelessness
heads for the exit

what’s with 8:14am
why that particular
time like it’s cognizant
of some deeper meaning

poem’s not coming
like I want it to and I’m
not sure what to do about
it other than wait and see

Charles Cicirella

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Meshugana (For Jill Sobule)

Passion flower parade
Lover of unstable rhymes
Mishegas rules our planet

Chaos junkie
Profanity flunky
Dream hoarder

Stable mate
Unicorn whisperer
Troubadour train-wreck

Weather vane victimhood
Land locked princess bride
Indian chief steak carver

Freedom floating whispers
Half glass steeplechase
Ruined on rum and coke nightmares

Expectations adjusted for Armageddon
Latency period punctuation revolutionary
Starving artist staving off abrupt endings

Charles Cicirella