burn this etch of modal memory
interior to what examines a self
—of sound thus
triangular scriptures of
this / there
& with abbreviated timelines
my escape & wholly wrapped
knowledge cannot fulcrum
a paradigm of parallels
& my legs are no more
than the description
of my name
in the mislabeled
harp & halo
across from where the harp
shape, & like its
with vibratory hands
charisma unusual to its calm
Felino A. Soriano is a member of The Southern Collective Experience. He is the founding editor of the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Of/with; in addition, he is a contributing editor for the online journal, Sugar Mule. His writing finds foundation in created coöccurrences, predicated on his strong connection to various idioms of jazz music. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and appears in various online and print publications, with recent poetry collections including Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014), Espials (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and watching what invents perception (WISH Publications, 2013). 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. Links to his published and forthcoming poems, books, interviews, images, etc. can be found at www.felinoasoriano.info.
Of language this ocular innervation
Separated syllables engaging reflectional differences.
Seesaw of waves exiting tonal creations thus
the heard’s appositional frequencies
these diagrams of trust
within adjectives then dying of kaleidoscopic fusillades.
Thrust of the thorax
syncopated exertion finality, genesis.
Palm the trusted warmth
among releasing (mockery) constant leaving
affirmation absence darkness
darkens laughter of prior temporal
Radial the cylindrical spiral of dialectic
performing range of rage too of
Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Recent poetry collections include Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (Desperanto, 2011), Pathos etched, recalled: (white sky books, 2011), and Divaricated, Spatial Aggregates (limit cycle press, 2011). He edits and publishes the online journal, Counterexample Poetics. For information regarding his published works, editorships, and interviews, please visit: www.felinoasoriano.info.
—after Miles Davis’ Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)
the want of
her mirror’s stilled ideology. Mimesis
paralleled her walking fathoms:
natural fractions of day’s
independent disposition. Her scent a
dance of secret rhythms, a
cadence of misery
topical grip combining now’s
relevant backward style of remorseful indications.
—after John Coltrane Quartet’s The Damned Don’t Cry
willed alone )choice opportune deviant achromatic(
cultural motives rearrange the steering apprehension. Altered vocal experimental
hoarding, the body
permanent within neoteric acclimation.
—after Pharoah Sanders’ You’ve Got To Have Freedom
comprehend anecdotal hatred
pervasive canticles to
unhinge hope among your analytical stares
propelling visual accentuation
toward reality’s soon but
upon accelerated mayhem
abandoning semblances of a dying brand of orchestrated denial.
Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974) is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein “rose” prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. For information, including his 38 print and electronic collections of poetry, over 2,400 published poems, interviews, and editorships, please visit his website: www.felinoasoriano.info.