Poetry from Felino Soriano

 

burn this etch of modal memory

 

interior to what examines a self

of momentary

            rhythm

—of sound thus

tongue

 

exposes

triangular scriptures of

 

                             this          /          there

 

                                            /

                                         now

& with abbreviated timelines

my escape & wholly wrapped

knowledge cannot fulcrum

simultaneous to

a paradigm of parallels

 

plurals

 

              pulses—

 

& my legs are no more

more so

nouns

 

than the description

 

of my name

 

in the mislabeled

 

culture

 

                    attached

 

to

its

freeing

 

                              exhibitions, —

 

 

 

 

harp & halo

 

across          from          where          the          harp

expands its

                                                        circulating

shape, & like its

elongated purpose

pulls

                                 with vibratory hands

 

a

charisma         unusual to                 its calm

 

                                          mist of

                       Sunday

              penetration

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.

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