Felino A Soriano

from a wearing of light


          Nuance, styles; portable within hand—with/inward hands fold
using bone beyond how age’s brittle rolls dust through cyclic memories.  
What happens is a tribute in echo.  What happened forgot its name and 
found an alternate configuration, home. Always.  And to hear is to protect 
the forehead from enunciated rhythms.  But when wrinkles sign using thin
-nest hands, what listens is what talks when not spoken toward its presence.  
Children do this.  Wind does this but returns, angry              —we run, when can 
is the predetermined philosophy of programming behavior.  

What is needed amid the thirst of night’s hottest hour

silence swells, the ear documents
                                                                death of day’s oscillating impulses—

continuing fate cannot
                                             beg using recycled language
and an avalanche of
torn desires—

                     situational progress never halts

                     regressive devotion always removes its steps from hitherto’s
                                                                      confined yard of open ironic
     of these reflections
resembling soft-rise rose-tones of
     a scar’s elaborate boredom, using heal to provide
context to future and fathom                          to past syllables
     spelling regret 
into an hour’s callused, contemporary

Broadway/Main St.: intersecting nuances

—for the woman wearing sorrow across her toddler

long line, diluted moments


obstructed language           bolt/stop paradigms of body/

street-cross instructions                                                  LARGEsmall Hands
wear the other’s as fleshy
coat, covering converted praise of tonal safety
into plastic                       falsities                   of reinvented breathing

Felino A. Soriano is a poet documenting coöccurrences. His poetic language stems from exterior motivation of jazz music and the belief in language’s unconstrained devotion to broaden understanding. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. 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. Visit felinoasoriano.info for more information.
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