The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, December 14, 2014

bon voyage

photograph by Robert Doisneau via Magpie Tales


welcome traveler

your desire
is not lost
in translation

here's a postcard
in the mother
tongue

a scrapbook
memory from a
brighter sun

2014-Rene


├ętouffer

photo via magpie tales

i am okay
i guess

i do hope
& suppose

don't you think so?

if only
your voice could lift me

i would run
hard

into silence

2014-Rene

Sunday, November 30, 2014

fizz

Escher via Magpie Tales

your smile
invincible,
elastic

a soap bubble
gibraltar
rising
under an origami
ribcage

or maybe it's just gastric!

2014-Rene




Sunday, September 7, 2014

charmed

moths ( via Magpie Tales )


if i could
i would steal
the sun 
& the moon
swallow them whole
and 
call off the morning

if i could
i would tell you 
everything 
i've done 
or failed to do
 letting the night fall down
unpinned & unafraid

if i could
i would be the star
of your 
40 watt galaxy
& never the moth burned
in the pull
 of your gravity

2014-Rene

Sunday, August 17, 2014

10,000 lakes


Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, R.A.D. Stainforth


time flew
though
just for a few of us

the rest stayed
stuck between rocks
& sand art ultimatums

beautiful sunsets being the reason

oh how we hastened
That Grand Goodbye, but...
oh how we lingered to go

2014-Rene

Sunday, August 10, 2014

north

keith haring via magpie tales


so which way
are you up for?

have you got yourself
a hunch
or a notion?

go on and
twirl your own
pinwheel signpost

or hop a ride
on a boxcar
sideshow

so which way
are you up for?

your toes
tripping up on
compass roses?

true north is
them good shoes
that brought you

through narrow streets
that defined &
confined truth

so which way
are you up for?

blaze a trail
that inspires
& ignites hope

light a fire
for the lost
to come find you

so which way are you
up to, which way
are you up for?

2014-Rene

Sunday, August 3, 2014

in the wink of a cowgirl's eye

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Giant"- photograph by Frank Worth


it's all in the wrist
these ol' rope tricks

what the arm
dangles

is merely
an accessory

a way
to pass the time

while i spin you
violet wild & plum dizzy

it's all in the eyes
this ol' cowgirl throws

a quarter inch 
of batted lash

goes for miles & miles of...
goodness knows

 2014-Rene

Sunday, July 27, 2014

majesty



my heart

a foreign country
waiting

wild
for a sun

waiting 
for a nod

from
the beautiful one

to come

2014- Rene

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

prodigy




tell-tale timber songs
escape
well pressed lips

you learned to play
the bridge by ear

for the morning crowd
& the church mice
scampering smugly

savouring crumbs
under your feet

2014-Rene