Approbations 224
—after Mirko Fait’s It’s not my way

Enthralled visual, improvident symptoms
holding placid ignorance of vile expiation
fickle mirror looks into the eyes, wholly,
radiant untruth of microscopic tongued
insignia. Foretold of the soon shadow
wiping clean a cornered path of brazen
decision: Which to become, alter within exit,
finding faces of unknown valiance
splicing emotional tugging
directional pageantry, elicit and
dogmatically imprecise.

Approbations 225
—after Watanabe, Takashi’s Opus 0

The variable
disconnected syllables
written by ink of mania’s excessive
interaction, splayed splashes of dis
ventures of
self-hypnotic mutation.

in the malleable perspective
into positive revolt, disfigured passion
walking on spines of nowadays’
lands, wandering amid the wondering of

Approbations 226
—after Kenny Dorham’s Blue Spring Shuffle

Atlas presentation, lined fingers
shape and meditate forms of
splayed octagonal representation. Sounds
of sipping existence, similar
to the wave becoming silent after
totality of dissipation, whisper
finite languages hold high
in trophy-needed syndrome,
pastel revelation of will-o'-the-wisp
hiding reality’s surname, similar
to the ongoing trajectory
of a stone antiquated memory of
a headstone’s resting validation.

Approbations 227
—after Joe Henderson’s Beatrice

Sub rosa
onto the back of silent tongue, the
overwhelming estimation
why the eyes formulate her viable shape,
destitute physical scent rotating posture and
comprehension of arm into arm’s elementary notion:
thaumaturgy fools the rhythm of daily actions
involving paralleling position of bodies’
meditating occurrence of contemporary

Approbations 228
—after Sonny Stitt’s Alone Together

A personable shadow
forms forehead labor, birthed reflection
nicety, effulgence layered atop
theory of mathematical
correctness. Apart
the never-solved echo of
architectural resemblance; too
of sound when absence surrounds:
welcome, welcome, the back of your leaving,
passionate disillusioned, terrible disposition.

© Felino Soriano

Biography Note:

Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for
developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 23
collections of poetry, including “Altered Aesthetics” (ungovernable press,
2009), “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009), and “Delineated
Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). His
poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Full of Crow, BlazeVOX, Metazen,
Heavy Bear, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics,
an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press,
dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry. Philosophical
studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz
explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: