Friday, November 13, 2009

Something Is Circling My Head

He said the jet stream is a tubular ribbon
of wind blowing 100 miles per hour
maybe five or six miles over my head,
and I wondered, is that why I hear
that buzzing in my ear when I think
of the black mustache under your
nose which resembles an Apache’s?

He said a cold front is a wave of energy
sweeping away from the core of the storm,
and I felt a white-hot wave of energy
sweep away from the core of my loins
as your black mustache smiles there,
and this I remembered as he said core
and wave and sweep and storm.

He said the jet stream flows like a giant
wave undulating from west to east
for thousands of miles, and I marveled
that my head could contain it all,
the knowledge of your mustache
and your nose like an eagle’s beak,
his speech a buzzing in my ear
and the jet stream of life circling
over my head and under my toes.
Chris Alba (c) 2009


Brian Miller said...

smiles. big smiles.

happy friday!

Dave King said...

That post appeals to me immensely. I am going to be thinking about that for the rest of the day.

Dianne said...

You inspire me and make me laugh with joy

Nessa said...

I am floating in another world.

Flash 55 - Blue Gill

Monkey Man said...

Jet stream. That must be the secret woid. Great imagery in woids. My 55 is up and here.

lakeviewer said...

Got us all thinking and musing here.

Poetikat said...

What Dave King said. Exactly.