In case I disappear this is a map of my heart,
(should you care that is to seek my whereabouts)
a patched up job, repeatedly reassembled,
it beats to the rhythm of a thousand suns,
stronger than a life is long.
Please do not fold, spindle or mutilate.
Notice how the blue of fallen sky becomes a sea
where angels and mermaids dance in arcs of light.
I rest on these beaches when I lose myself,
cool my body in the waves and drift away.
This is the path back home.
This is the country where I find myself again.
Map of My Heart. 23 x 17″ (varies). Acrylic on torn and glued papers, by clinock
poem by clinock
edited redux 2014
searching by moonlight
stumbling through deep shadows
dreamers lose their way
haiku and photo by clinock
redux from 2014
you on a blue raft
between blue sky and sea
dressed in blue silence.
between stained lips and tongue
taste my sweet juices.
sweetest summer wine
passed between your mouth and mine,
inhaling your eyes.
between us tonight
only a sighing of stars,
the scent of lilac.
Painting and haiku by clinock
edited redux from 2013
Sailing so close to your shore,
navigating by stars
that fell through dreams,
and burning arcs of light
that spanned the impossible.
When first this chart was drawn
I missed them completely,
the sharp rocks and shallows
between my battered boat
and distant orchestras of you.
Then it was a fair wind on the sea.
Mermaids danced for me as I set sail.
My canvas swelled like swans
and nothing choked my passage
to your anemone arms,
your oyster thighs.
I am scuppered.
Throw a rope
or wade out among these salty teeth,
take my prow,
guide me home.
photograph and poem by clinock.
Deja vu = edited redux from 2013.