Rose embedded, etched elongated fathom
skin of her sleeping habit,
by range of night’s covering
evidential mourning. Stolen
white of alabaster’s normalized temple
housing remedy and ache of discovered
--Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974) is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. For information, including his 40 print and electronic collections of poetry, over 2,500 published poems, interviews, and editorships, please visit his website: www.felinoasoriano.info.