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The Goofy Truth


well it's obvious by now 13 millennia later
that they don't know who wrote the program
seems to be a mud wrestling match between 
the world of wish and the world of requirement
I always really meant to love you
is not much of...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse



13 Lines


In 12 lines I will be dead
and the blame will be fully yours
been thinking about this for centuries
just needed the tilt you provided
from the great ocean of requirement
fantasized at law giver central
by cross eyed fanatics wailing truth
while eating their children...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your ABCs
Amazingly, your eyes gleam freshness from heaven.
Before you were seen, you were resting in God's heart.
Clinging to mine, it cannot cease to overflow.
Drawing meaning into life's every crevice,
Each given breath you take awakens mine.
From the moment I first felt your...Read More
Categories: surrealism, baby, birth, blessing, family, father, life, mother,
Form: Abecedarian
Monkey with a Peanut



This is for all you trampled and forgotten
freezing in a hell not of your making
inching your way up the ethereal gangway
jockeying for rank and recognition
among the heavens the aristocracy
the drooling two headed priesthood 
cheap seat keepers of the pure flame
how...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
the daffodil folk
the daffodil folk
by Michael R. Burch

to live among the daffodil folk...
slip down the rainslickened drainpipe...
suddenly pop out
the GARGANTUAN SPOUT...
minuscule as alice, shout
yippee-yi-yee!
in wee exultant glee
to be leaving behind the LARGE
THREE-DENALI GARAGE.

Published by Andwerve and Bewildering Stories as "escape!" This poem...Read More
Categories: surrealism, change, cinderella, city, culture, daffodils, fairy, fantasy,
Form: Free verse



What The Mind Sees
A serpent with a lion's head
Believes himself a lion
He'll never raise his lowly stead
But kudos, kid, for tryin'....Read More
Categories: surrealism, analogy, animal, metaphor, myth, silly, truth, vanity,
Form: Quatrain
THE CORPSE
THERE as still and quiet as dead.

Sleeping...?

Yes.

The walls had grown used to the scene.  The dreams tired of the same actors with different faces.

The dead take care of their own.

The corpse lit the room's lamp and in the gray...Read More
Categories: surrealism, allegory, anxiety, death, fear,
Form: Free verse
Rock and Roll Rebel


what could have set the stars in motion
a hard boiled egg thrown at the Heavens
is as good a tack as any among the ruminants
an often officious offering of hopeful effect
made during a time of dreams and trouble
as a friend with...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
What Else Can be Said


with eyes averted in graceful melancholy
what joy could be left not in belief
in new territory aweless with stale miracle
pond tossed stone rings ripple and die
obstinate and prolonged no going back
less new territory than new humility
once determined that the future is...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Pablo Neruda translation: Every Day You Play
Every Day You Play
by Pablo Neruda
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Every day you play with Infinity’s rays.
Exquisite visitor, you arrive with the flowers and the water.
You are vastly more than this immaculate head I clasp tightly
like a cornucopia, every day,...Read More
Categories: surrealism, aubade, beauty, for her, fruit, happiness, imagery,
Form: Free verse



GuGu and MoMo



shared a strange reality made from footsteps
the land of spirit being open to improvisation
with existence a fountain of plenty for all
too much meaning too much of the time
is it not true to the self of selves that
suffering to one is...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Concussion Therapy


the free state is actually not free
casting my line into the many manipulations
worked by dust devils and hierophants
gambling their grunt wages on my young ass
like cowboys on a cattle free vacation
unwelcome by all rational standards
it's a new skill set for...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
The Blind Wizard of Acadia


Entered politics on the Braille Ticket
agitating for better municipal lighting
for the long suffering curbside hookers 
and their various pimp coerced implants
his telephone rang  only at meals
the lives of the connected are not easy
for reasons to be discussed only at...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Miracle Implant


you got a brain in there you're reading this
when's the last time you found yourself using it
to continue assembling the puzzle pieces
in the proximity of an existential grievance
minus the usual cheap suit wonderment
in agitated defense of your cosmic rights
with a...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Ups and Downs
we all have our ups and downs
enjoyed in lesser detail on the upswing
and greater granularity on the corresponding
and subsequent regress to various terrors
the trick is to not obsess and get conned
into the notion of a salvation
delivered by the hand of...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
All is Signal


you think I'm simple minded because I'm nice
when all I said was never fear knowledge
after assassinating my inner constable
to no on stage ill effect whatsoever
jury selection being finally recognized 
as a ghost in the compulsory banquet gravy
tilting the scales of...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Of Surrealism and Reality

Great day in the morning!
I can hear freedom bells ringing;
I can see liberty waving on the horizon;
I can smell the sweetness of equality;
I can taste the aroma of liberation,
and can feel the warm embrace 
of the tinkling unity of it...Read More
Categories: surrealism, allegory, analogy, imagery, metaphor, peace, rainbow, senses,
Form: Prose Poetry
Face Telegraph


this is where my tale wings away
past the clutches of the irascible Chadwick
up past the hinges and the curly cue
and its vocabulary roofing tiles
preparing to adapt once again
placing the bellows against the embers
possessed by a holy fervor
that could lay waste...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Catalysis and Delirium


a marginally redemptive micro biography 
offhandedly ushered into this reverie 
by Ellipsis the muse of all highway roundabouts
my first impressions at age minus 20 minutes
stuck in the birth canal of a woman 
whose deeper psychological structures 
think she is withholding...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Red Pill


yah, I took the red pill
and the Matrix came apart 
like a cheap suit in a car wash
while the distance between bad to good 
became a weaving graph line
down the two lane blacktop
as traffic in either direction 
meant nothing other
than...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
You Crazy Muse


Fortunately I don't mind jumping to the tune
of something new fresh and revelatory
but how is it that the novel unique and unusual
can render the familiarity of your embrace
somewhat unfamiliar as in the case where
surprise is desired as much as love...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
The Uncanny Episode


while dreaming one afternoon about perfection
what else
the notion erupted that wakefulness is not
it's that simple
but what complicates matters
is the mania to compensate
for the perceived unperceived or vice versa
during which time the totality
is left abandoned on the linoleum floor
of a tedious...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Talking back


Hey all you temporary oscillators
born to the impetuous posture
you gun jumping rattle shakers
wavering your body English
in a gesture of kinetic ardor
for the passage of time as leverage
against the recognition that what gratifies
and profits and returns a bit of leeway
against the...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Damn the Rain
floodwaters pour out my ears
like some Black Plague fountain
with spitting angels
life can be hard to look at
images spilling into boots
filling with blood and ignorance
everyone a con artist of some sort
on the inside if not the outside
can't be avoided even for...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
C'mon Toes, Let's Go


if you own your feet
they will take you to the greater theme park
but we are sad to see the old self go
and cling to the labors that bring us here
as though survival there was assured
through perpetual alertness
which meant that to...Read More
Categories: surrealism, how i feel,
Form: Free verse