Felino A. Soriano

from Bas-relief
(a selection from Fragmented Olio)

When stagnant

the breaths form paused nutrition.  
Air circling each indentation increases thickened
mobility.  Cylinders within marrow 
encase culture of the blood’s previous
disasters.  Body.  Eye jazz.  Moisture, elaborate.  
Stillness needn’t verbify into death. 

An altitude of learning’s tomorrow

To my daughter, a hand

             will weave

a dictionary of experiential futures

                       the hand awaits (as will the philosophy of her eyes’ walking interest)
within the holding paradigm of speech and

warmth to engage the 

                  presence of attention’s calligraphic
components: eyed value, syllables of origami 

when the pages
                           surprise in
          the magnified emblem of the voice’s gregarious, unobstructed


When writing in the morning

the trumpet is an    aggregated solace—
the piano a functional
precision of rhythm’s
certain configuration—

and my memory is focal-expressive
a deline

a calling toward clearness’ antithetical


Felino A. Soriano is a poet documenting coöccurrences. His poetic language stems from exterior motivation of jazz 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. Recent poetry collections include sparse anatomies of single antecedents (gradient books, 2015), Forms, migrating (Fowlpox Press, 2015), Of isolated limning (Fowlpox Press, 2014, and Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014). He edits the online journal, Of/with: journal of immanent renditions. 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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