canopy’s invisible open hands

                    cup of dangle


warmth of intercepted angles, fathoms and

diligence though


ache and crumble          holes and language of worn existence—


fabricate syllables of which

spelling death is cursive, at bettering


the shortened life each


prior dexterity of green expands                  leaps and presents scented

paradigms, the disciplined hang


tooth and sawing grip against

varied arms and their lengths of various




                                                                       then, as with every breath in the

dissipation of curled affirmation




                    into an eventual landing of unseen importance







—with range of



            synonym of                             hand-and


                 dexterity                  what


and divides         cultivates and



                     such/with clarity

and purpose     a (leading toward

plural) meander               that


finds, expands then


            reciprocates          desired








what is placed into the

dimension of the ongoing

rhythm       rhythm going

forth in the forward disposition,

in-hand, an I observes its bodily

fulfillment, breath and becoming

nuanced, held-then holding

the body needs and nods

an agreed reconfiguration of

tomorrow’s ongoing kaleidoscope

of echoes





Of the hand holding you


                             walled camaraderie

these images curtail ambulation            contain a clarity of interpreted blur


though the wing of you entails the boomerang of solace

an always-return

emblem seeks in the smile of this

interrelated phantom

whose vocal paradigm involves


                                        connected styles

hidden in the halo of this foundational burgeon



© Felino A. Soriano


Bio:  Felino A. Soriano is a member of The Southern Collective Experience.  He is the founding editor of the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Of/ with; in addition, he is a contributing editor for the online journal, Sugar Mule.   His writing finds foundation in created coöccurrences, predicated on his strong connection to various idioms of jazz music.  His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and appears in various online and print publications, with recent poetry collections including Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014), Espials (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and watching what invents perception (WISH Publications, 2013).  He lives in California with his wife and family and is a director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Links to his published and forthcoming poems, books, interviews, images, etc. can be found at