awe

you’re being with me is to possess
the stars in the heavens
with you in my arms
I am lord of the cosmos
for you are every good thing
for me there is nothing without you

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

précis

face of the sun and periwinkle
near the sea of the lonely-hearted
unruffled song   gentle whisper
in my heart – such are you love

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apprehension

would that you again filled my days
my eyes   the blood throbbing in my veins
but these all are filled only with your absence
with your boundless silence

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

A Citizen’s Query

Kerry’s dark buffoonery
in exclaiming to Afghanis
that power-taking against
their constitution would
bring the end of American aid:
but John, what of the billions
to illegal power-takers in Ukraine?

Oh, yes, I see clearly now:
your Afghan statement’s
but a new version of Do as we say,
not as we do. You and Ms. Nuland:
who kisses whose arse?   Is that
with or without ketchup?
yet certainly with relish…

In any case, king’s jester
with stylish coiffed hair,
we ordinary citizens
must pay the piper…

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~ Gregory V Driscoll, 2014

floating world

your love is a lifeline
stretching from shore to shore
across this river of dreams
in my craft of verses  I go
crossing from one day to the next
without you  my precious song
I would lose my way
I would founder
line that makes me spring to life
cord that my very soul sounds
you   enemy of my sadness
line vying with heaven
stay with me here
in my craft of verses
crossing from day to day

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

serenade

fireflies bank and turn
summer night’s little green eyes
winking at random

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simple praise (for Lan)

she: pure bold sunlight
waking my senses   my mind
but sunset draws near

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014