Wednesday, July 21, 2010

—after Terence Blanchard’s Dear Mom

From Felino Soriano'sIn Praise of Absolute Interpretation:

—after Terence Blanchard’s Dear Mom

This moment’s meandering
discriminates against my
emotional regard. Your
gone is the vanish of my youth’s interrogated,
methodological dream
dashing blood of metaphor’s fear
into the mouth of my lacking eloquent
speech. The return of you, constantly present,
for when the mask of cloudy pain
deserves dismantling of proper
clarity, the memory works best
and legally. Of now, of now’s tomorrow
shapes future’s pre-paved and determined
smooth or skeleton of thought. It begins,
the life of sailing sans wholeness of two,
fashioning a new owner, struggling to
adapt within newly made shape of distance’s
laughing horizon.

--Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974, California) is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He edits/publishes Counterexample Poetics,, 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,

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