A selection from Fragmented Olio

 

 

Rather

 

You instead focus

on the photographÕs indistinct

background,

 

a fanÕs clockwise communication

 

a wingÕs undulating permission to engage air, pulse

 

—the foreground is clarity of an alphabetical spelling

of name and known understanding,

 

the beginning is of prose and the concise rhythm of

birthÕs initial response: awaken, cry, confirm—

 

both dimensional voices

speak of light

 

of needing hands to

formulate spatial

 

freedoms, and your viewing is of braided

language, connecting what

hears in the appreciation of

viewing within this moment

of inanimate observation.

 

 

  

Gradient, near

 

There was language

near the bridge

collecting stream beneath

the fulcrum.  Voices

pleached, a continuous

sailing, a context

of absent narrative.  In

hearing are bodies

bending into wander

 

and each is dedicated

explanation, each a

brand of water near where

wind walks its diagram

across where silence

admires ulterior motivation.

 

 

 

Of winter

 

A refill of fragments, where you

wore an hourÕs cool

the warmth was

fractioned in its

dissipating

apparition.

 

 

 

Dichotomies of one

 

You standing close

to the photograph

documenting your

youth.  With age

an aspect of numerical warmth

 

youÕve colder hands now a

winter of touch and

wind of tonal

affirmation breathes

 

from the words your mouth

flees from autumn, the orange

of truth a

 

dialect of speech

 

colorful as the image no

longer resembling the ache

in your arcing effort.

 

 

 

You defined the surge

 

Each kaleidoscope a

decoration of hand and

calligraphy of the eyeÕs

ornamental privilege.

 

 

 

Toward listening

 

Close, the butterfly

is distance within an abstract abbreviation.

The decoration is mild though

sharpened amid wing-angles

rotating, catching hands of

lightÕs throwing closeness.  You

wear this moment as does

the child their favorite

smile, and each rotation each

specific shape of oscillation is

a hand learning its rudimentary

discovery.

 

 

© Felino A. Soriano

 

 

Bio:  Felino A. Soriano is a poet documenting cošccurrences.  His poetic language stems from exterior motivation of jazz and the belief in languageÕs unconstrained devotion to broaden understanding.  His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies.  Recent poetry collections include sparse anatomies of single antecedents (gradient books, 2015), Forms, migrating (Fowlpox Press, 2015), Of isolated limning (Fowlpox Press, 2014, and Mathematics Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014).  He edits the online journal, Of/with: journal of immanent renditions. 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.  Visit felinoasoriano.info for more information.