—after Lee Morgan’s I Remember Clifford
The youth of your
alive beyond the breath
of physical emergence. Soon,
the death of your affluent
mimesis, documenting flowers
flowing from the bell of your
trumpet’s many surnames. Return
to my abundant recollection, return,
return, my anticipation imbues my
meticulous sadness, diligent hankering to hear
your cadence of a genius’ capability.
--Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974, California) is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He edits/publishes Counterexample Poetics, www.counterexamplepoetics.com, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry. As a poet, he has authored several collections of poetry, including Among the Interrogated (BlazeVOX [books], 2008), Search among the Absent Found (Recycled Karma Press, 2009), Apperceptions of Reinterpretations (Calliope Nerve Media, 2009), Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010) and r (please press, 2009). The internal collocation of philosophical studies and love of classic and avant-garde jazz is the explanation for his poetic stimulation. Details are at his website, www.felinosoriano.com.