from Sedentary Fathoms
Felino A. Soriano
twirls in beautiful bodiless
breathes into eyes in
the language of societal
needs to re/begin in
the plural of wounds’ never ending
Shared shapes fool the fulcrum of the eyes’ noted sadness.
When eloping, distance never delves into an invitation to join.
Life, when becoming stilled, dies then twirls within memory, momentum.
The body is a broken symmetry, a silent bouquet of somber affirmations.
We insist on trilogies to hold our everyday values: parent/parent/child—
and because of noted dialogues with
shifting degrees of time and inoculated
ethics, esteem is built into spoken hearsay,
halving of tomorrows and indelible frustration
hears how the body aches
a positive sound of voice
, the hand
naturally warm and shaped
to curl in custody of embraceable shapes—
needn’t withstand __________ to obtain
softened silence in what heals and rotates
among diameters of abbreviated
invites what the body
explains with missing
sews rhythm from
contextual here: pain has already
to the pulsing echo of
hearing’s persuasion to
We’ve doors hidden. Ghosts
pastimes unrelated to howls
behind or within halls
persuade movement exterior to
and swells into
whole and other unbroken
renditions of believable
Felino A. Soriano: "I was awarded the 2017 erbacce-prize for poetry. My writings appear in CHURN, BlazeVOX, 3:AM Magazine, The National Poetry Review, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere. My books of poetry include Vocal Apparitions: New & Selected Poems: 2012 – 2016 (2016), sparse anatomies of single antecedents (2015), Of isolated limning (2014), Pathos|particular invocation (2013), Of language|s| the rain speaks (2012), Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (2011), In Praise of Absolute Interpretation (2010), Construed Implications (2009), and Among the Interrogated (2008). My collaborative collection, Quintet Dialogues: translating introspection, which features visual art from David Allen Reed, is forthcoming from Howling Dog Press."