—after Kenny Dorham’s Uno Mas (One More Time)
to become extended sentences of remarkable behavior. The tongue of you, too,
mine in retrospect
becoming a physical braid of silent formation, —interests,
butterflies tangled within yarned residue
of a moment’s glassy complexion,
allow us, just once (more)
to become the afterward of awkward altercation,
that of fulfilled emotional calmness,
relating coinciding reflections and
bathe within the warming residuum of
embracing paralleled desire.
—after Chris Potter’s The Wheel
like many theories and physical concepts:
improve, ease, control. Too
variants of invention steal and become baked
understandings of secondary prophecies, diligent
in their softer rhythms, sometimes unfit virtues of
—after Jackie McLean’s Blues Function
Musical synopsis, caregiver
giving opportune unity: relax, relate, manipulate
terse truncations of emotional
mayhem. Psychological intertwining,
that of sky’s daytime disposition, too, skin
and the personality compressor
to the saddened happenstance of veracious proclamations.
into halls of relevant mind-rooms, delineated
hearsay, say to undermine leaning balance of unbalanced sadness,
soon, in the exact moment of unknown manifest
this weight will rise, dissipate into various angles
of open-eyed facsimiles.
Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 23 collections of poetry, including “Altered Aesthetics” (ungovernable press, 2009), “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009), and “Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: www.felinoasoriano.info.