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Climbing Death of Vine’s Stagnant Splay Felino A. Soriano

The Red Ceilings Press

The Red Ceilings Press MMXI [rcp 18]

Climbing Death of Vine’s Stagnant Splay Felino A. Soriano

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. Friedrich Nietzsche


Visiting cracked alabaster corners of familial tombstone mother|hers|too, child’s truncation— joined V horizontal connection a crow rests into lean oscillating skull denouncing death, squawk. Perched grip of achromatic feet clutching as embrace’s final softened song touched by verbs’ articulating praise rearranging bodily function rest, now persuasion unheard decadence of vain decomposition.


Hand of christened kiss callus-healed separated fathoms body roam inward-rooms designating hint and labeled communiquĂŠ.


Attention appointment, gaze of eyed recollection, bronze air rotates counter-intellectual. Plastered early encounter, works of swiveling predilection urging several vantages of shown gallery excavation. Canvas’ buried by womb predication; basement partial light enters room of focal clarity, inherent roam of delusional compulsion expends from feet of roamer’s innate brand of primitive inebriation.


Reliable comprehension prior-body moved, theirs radical-first embodiment influence, ahead of subsequent adoration, complex.

Shapes of the Insubstantial

you reappear following reaping unsewn remnants of holy revisions spectrum-goal realized upon shades improvising angled emblems gauged and geared metaphoric leagues for challenging death returning to corporeal form leaving fabricated formulations approved by cultural aspectual classes delineated versions of monetary physiques

Eyes’ intent, original

Font of morning’s alabaster moments strumming angles’ unraveling locks dismantling perch of crows’ unobstructed patterns. Each word proclaims substance and architectural diversions: premise or promise commands words of elemental response asymmetrical release of consensual exposure realigning form and paralleled devotional forms to combine and undress half of hybrid’s clustered physical reinterpretations.

Symmetry of Sediment’s Verbs

Mist rose documented prior-death’s rendition of eminent consciousness. Inward visions (unintroverted more so complimentary recalling of a mother’s original touch organic feeding from skin to skin-opened invitation for growth, growth) rewire ornate cicatrix, fashioned by hands of diligent puncture awaiting subsequent enactments’ curtailed sight beyond furthering pain’s visceral photos.

Student Disconnected

Untied speech, dissertation wild refocused etch. Persona author, faked fiction spread spontaneity intuition reformulation of sedentary ideas. Sunken posture collocated diverse intellectual defining, sprung from forthcoming spine of metaphor-strength: broken into redundant splays interplaying focal dynamic: deceive, faith, definitional frailty.

Seasonal; disparate function of the body’s morbid missing

Autumn outdoors, Winter in. In -ward cycles of the body’s camouflaged version hiding opportune, semiotic images held from prominence understanding poignant foundational seer delving into spoken harmony desires of a realistic devotional touch.

away from

parallel, Un-

Flag of translucent geese pluralized realization of a hand’s pointed acclimated wave mimesis of geese’ aggregated paradiddle specifying diligent familial hold antithetical to the formulated fabrication of flesh on pretermitting flesh denying voice and relevant omission to comprehend genetic physical yen, interdicted.


Ghost, gregarious, haunt of laughing echoes resumes upon sleep’s elementary desire. Amalgamated a night-version promulgation portending fearful fictionalization

provoking host of angled spiritism denying trust of night’s diligent temporal ritual, stillborn.

Peggy’s Blue Skylight —after Charles Mingus

Of silver sliding symmetrical variations absolute clarity

eyes result in

her day rewinds hitherto childhood’s only clarifying anomaly watching morning’s transparency of tone ride upon rhythm’s delicate affirmation.

Foot printing sand’s malleable designation

At visited, over-visited position of riches (sans monetary rendition definitional jejuneness, |no|, wealth of posited warmth of embrace’s metaphoric corporeal apparition) waves resemble a child’s running unfastened lean-guessing size or color-coded span of blue’s realized differentia. Walkers find crabs whose blackened body’s overwhelm with tiny-crusted scampers realigning past temporal hurls at gliding visual pardons at constructing abiding homes from sand’s tamped or tampered with illusion of infinite accessibility.


Voice of skidding gravel. Verbs ignite uniting articulating variables: pitch despair salvo descriptions of tonal gasconade harming then hallucinating physical form of brandishing reluctance deeply within concealed despair covered by countering relics of a voice’s describing falsifying pleonasms.

Black, alabaster

Against the crow’s solitary lean left turns intersect infrangible clarity of woven moments’ conceptual application. Wearing à la mode alabaster tone, akin to a wedding’s architectural tradition backdrop of trust, cradle incorporates lunge of crow’s unremitting inclines limiting vocabularies of miniscule realism hitherto compassion rememorizing silence into alphabetic cures of opposite reexcogitations.


Splintered directional sameness oxymoron relegated arrangement: walkers donate forgotten steps inner-sole swollen syllabic brittle, pebble-slender invention path-happy annual complexity prior then occurrence rearranging scented move:ment : twirling deities locate fading faith dancing beneath relevance anecdotal compassion attenuation combinational theatrics.


All eye-made signs said ←→ and created choice of neoteric devotional commandments. Thirst or hunger rest or ornamental fashion of breaking rosé wearing an hour’s improvised veneration. Alabastrine

marathon a daybreak’s

Painted hues a pastel humid momentary (or, monthly attribution, tri) reidentifies (altered dichotomy) cultural needs to devote faith’s open premise to reconjure past year’s time of architectural warmth, germinated.

Blue Green, inward

Rapidity of the psyche’s replacing visual clarity condoning blur akin scent of wristed fragrance nearing life-end dramatic posture of an orchid’s delicate finality of oval articulating shadow. Silver rests altering bladed green’s grassed phenomenon its unified organic hold of waiting hands saddened by constant death believed by popular thought of depressed revision as deconstructed absence.


Facial reconfigurations: falsely identified as paralleled diagrams of emotional intuitions a magnet of lost collocated marriage thus revolving misrelayed abstractions bodywarmth massive missing rejuvenated healing scar subsequent scab resembles wobbly heal of an effort’s forgotten revelation.

Manoeuver|s, unrelated

Translations of orthodox companions modal temptations machine the ambulatory finger reassemblies voices recall odes pressurized understated enacted study


plausible improvisations hiding skeletal confinement of a poem’s desolate configuration.

Variant Probabilities

Pluralized analytics returning hand of a mutual favorite whimsy, cultivated known yet unrequired annual knowledge :

numbers quiet upon differentia advancement

spatial identifiable transparent clarity haze of an afterward’s desirable hide woven into shards of comprehensible wholeness cultivating evaluated notations misquoted finality listening to a wind’s rendering of hazardous discrepancies.

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 various idioms of jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. For information, including his 42 print and electronic collections of poetry, over 2,600 published poems, interviews, and editorships, please visit his website:

Thunnerplump And so, we say, friendship ends here in a tidal column of cloud that crumples the sky. Today has the saddest eyes, a tick of rain before the thunder swallows us into a house roomed by chance. Raw edges of what might have been scrape my metal fillings. Magpies people the light like an old movie devoid of sound but for a theatrical pianist. We close the book on the last brick of the story as dark paint swathes old weathered wood.

The Red Ceilings Press

MMXI [rcp 18]

Climbing Death of Vine's Stagnant Splay  

by Felino A Soriano