Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Clicking Away"...

" Clicking Away "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Clicking away
mind pinching
somewhat geeky
ghostly and goofy

by revelling in dread
along with deepest regrets
bickering and whimpering
booing in no laughing mood

being followed by heavy rebukes
from viewers exhibiting inked tattoos
as sleeves of tweaked orthodoxies

in piercing telegraphed beats
on strobing screens
pursuant to persistent warnings

drawing cheers in dissonant meters
after missing the atmospherics
upon upwelling arenas
of themes of ethics and duty...







Friday, July 22, 2016

" Defiance May Backfire "...

" Defiance May Backfire "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Defiance may backfire
for an audacious ignoramus
spouting accusations
in order to gain ratings

advocating chaos
versus changes of the heart
with outstretched arms
first shots captain's log noting folly

chart-topping provocative pops
twisted arms flopping as opposites
twinkle-toed nuance
electoral college...



Thursday, July 21, 2016

" The First Diviner "...

" The First Diviner "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

The first diviner
opening lines
remotest times

powers of a kind
intertwining on high
as equivocal replies

from ruins surviving
like awe-inspiring
touchings of the skies

by simultaneously
strumming lyres
with ease of design

in severe style
all seen in profile
while on site

previously
having been sent
into exile

to be piously
purified
via crises...


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

" A New Permanent "...

" A New Permanent "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

A new permanent
Who you gonna call
upon stepping off
screened-in front porches
during mourning?

dryads and fauns toiling
oily watery means
of inspiring the quiet
and the polite
while weeping bitterly
and dancing daintily

as sunbeams steal
and blue skies break
into fading Milky Ways
deeply baying
ably maintaining
strength and grace...










Tuesday, July 19, 2016

" Staring into Mirrors "...

" Staring into Mirrors "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Staring into mirrors
or maybe even
peering unmercifully
at the eery rivalry
between
living and dying

while lurking
just over the horizon
way up deep down
and far behind
looking sideways
pupils dilating...


Monday, March 21, 2016

" In Equal Measure "...

" In Equal Measure "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

In equal measure
acknowledging
obvious questions
with lacerating candor

endangeringly demanding
pacing dragging
along with failings
like drywall repairs
enmeshed with scandal

coming straight
from the heartland
as a backdrop
for horsing around
in derelict housing

from maladaptive
hometowns
being parsed farther
and farther
from our forefathers
while facing
heartbreak head-on...


Sunday, March 20, 2016

" An Incoherent Growl "...

" An Incoherent Growl "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

An incoherent growl
most apparent
tile-backed
concrete barriers

wooden pallets
wheelbarrows
of paperbacks
dating way back
to happenstance

with opacity
and few scratches
on blood-soaked grounds
blooming ghost-like flowers

vehicles of abstraction  re-imagined
paint-splattered raggedy social fabrics
also known as dehumanizing schematics...




Friday, March 18, 2016

" Slamming Shut "...

" Slamming Shut "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Slamming shut
digging in
brushing aside stirrings
of pageantry
and ceremonial meetings
reading, "NO VACANCY"

suddenly seeming unseemly
primeval and surreal
experiencing extreme misery
while lying beneath
underpinnings of cruel feats

from sharp-shinned strategies
clinching double-digit victories
racking up wins
toughening resistances
in miniature

heading into recess
with imaginary friends
as a premise
becoming hugely successful
minus any visual evidence
like nothing else...






" Fostering Conversation "...

" Fostering Conversation "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Fostering conversation
via praise and celebration
that is not to say early days
alone on vacation

like future generations
carving out marketplaces
due to trailblazing
gentrification

while winning accolades
requiring braising
served up on hot plates
in danger in every
destination

all in the space
of three separate pages
as read by silent narrators

up in the air
mock alarm
subplots
of dialogue

moments sparkling
after a shining
surprisingly
lurid side

inching further
and further
hurtling midstir...



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Forward Thinking"...

" Forward Thinking "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Forward thinking
unofficially slippery
accruing heat and density

nearly empty
pyramidal schemes
"Toot Toot Tootsie Good Bye"

spilling everything
while bench pressing
in weightlessness

as soulfully poetic
cleverly inane
deep spacers

balancing
on curvy bases
all in the making...




"Tapping Into Nature"...

" Tapping Into Nature "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Tapping into nature
linear planes
floating into space

fluctuating
like otherworldly names
of precisely painted faces

clearer than wall labels
skipping across roll calls
for partly raw outlaws
but not for long

offering peeks
over railings
just after
final glances

thinking carefully
gaining access
to outlying pairs

proceeding
hand-in-hand
across "sir"
planted pastures...









Saturday, March 5, 2016

" Bobbing Shapes of Color "...

" Bobbing Shapes of Color "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Bobbing shapes of color
hinting at something or other
as seen in distinct parentheses
of awkward insincerity

warp and weft
to immobilizing effects
no comment
on blank white cards
of unchronicled horror

camouflaged
like curiosities
stowed beneath
kitchen sinks

concealing
winged goddesses
emerging
from water gardens...




Friday, March 4, 2016

"Recursive and Indeterminate"...

"Recursive and Indeterminate"

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Recursive
and indeterminate
inimitable
symbiotic gigs
living by supple
wits of coincidence

real and fictional
draining and filling
tightening the grips
of muscular hybrids
while skipping ahead a bit
as lissome spirits of artifice

even handedly hanging back
over spilling top and bottom
without a hint of timidity

never having been
bullied by love
speeding up
increasingly serious

long-separated couples
being star driven
by the dozens and dozens...




"Refusing to Condemn"..

" Refusing to Condemn "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Refusing to condemn
eye-numbingly complex
stick-to-itiveness

as slivers of defensiveness
feeling like tremors
of the body electric

by herculean technology bots
via ocular boondoggles
of persistent nonsense

likened to revolving
phenomenology
yet still sounding
a bit giggly

being considered
the crowning jewels
of fashion shoots

by breaking the rules
of the better suited
shouting the news,
"The status quo
isn't stupid!"...




Saturday, February 27, 2016

"It's Hard to Believe"...

" It's Hard to Believe "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

It's hard to believe
" Road and Trees "
as an early selfie
of ecstasy

like frontispieces
beneath vaulted ceilings
skylights gleaming
haloes sheening

ways of being
and thinking
up until recently

laptops of intimacy
ravishingly galleries
yellow wreathes and daisies

the keeper of the flame
chiseled angular full-length
art in cyberspace...




Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Turning the Spotlight"...

"Turning the Spotlight"

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Turning the spotlight
onto the painfully shy
getting precisely
focused like footlights
in double time

as jarring reminders
from one's own life
now semi-compiled
while tapping anxiety

by both booing
and cheering
pivotally flagging
rapidly expanding
strongly varying

all but banned
accents on sass
rushes of fans...




Sunday, February 21, 2016

"The Unpainted Space"...

" The Unpainted Space "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

The unpainted space
left empty
as grief itself

yellowed and rather opaque
like mundanity
in a blank landscape

left at the ready
polished and hardset
versus infinitely delicate

bound together
half represented
universally accepted

within
the intricacies
of a distancing mist...






Saturday, February 20, 2016

" By the Eye Alone "...

" By the Eye Alone "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

By the eye alone
closely allied
while looking back
into a light

veiled
by gentle remnants
difficult to guess
as severity of intent

less sensuality
yet still meant
for perpetual pleasure
of the visual senses

upon following
in soft footsteps
with decided effect...





Friday, February 19, 2016

"Pretty Much Keeping Mum"...

" Pretty Much Keeping Mum "

by Suzán Jiv
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Pretty much
keeping mum
all at once

touched up
mashed up
fur chubbies

truncheonly
blunt
gone clubbing

stunningly
ascendent
discussions

ultimately
doing
lunch



landing plum
in the center
of rough-
and tumble
numbers

like tumultuously
bad luck
coming in from others

having given up
on trust
feeling shaken up

single and young
falling in love
"I got ya covered!"

in the aftermath
brushed back hair
with a dainty veil

on a large scale
of only half
as an anticlimax

capable of vastness
hung over a cloud
in rarified air...





Monday, February 15, 2016

"Overall Designs"...

"Overall Designs"

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Overall designs
on papyrus
obtaining
the highest rays
of nature

as evidenced
on the face
of calm determination

heavily draped
and elongated
portrayals of haloed
patron saints

emitting brain waves
arousing admiration
betrayed by a bare right leg
in patterns of light and shade...




"Without Helmets"...

" Without Helmets "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Without helmets
rethinking
airplane wings

like colonizing
bacteria
from deep
under the sea

probing and sensing
in pitch darkness
along rifts
running right
down the middle

riotously co-existing
within fitfully
uplifted footprints

bubbling liquid
living tissue
eyelessly spinning...





Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Territorial Signals"...

"Territorial Signals"

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Territirial signals
quiet and secretive
forests fields

flocking
roosting
breeding

assemblages
of species
trees fully leafed

insect
activities
butterfly weeds

oblong leaves
rose family
bushy asters

moist areas
open woodlands
purple hairy...





"Holes in the Safety Net"...

" Holes in the Safety Net "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Holes in the safety net
found unsafe
due to prolonged contamination
in scores of places

as after-hours deliberation and debate
for opposing candidates
in complete disarray

over the decades
in worse shape
having been repatriated
under highways

beneath leaden pipes
being likened to dynasties
from the mainstream
free flowing in invisible inks

heading deeper
into fleeting prominency
like last-minute-last-ditch
courtship among other things

more fretting laboratory tests
federally approved levels
unsettled by experts
in red letters of meanspiritedness
ricocheting down stairwells
someone wailing, "Stand down!"

rolling out well-read passages
like revised tests in a general sense
problem percentages glimpses of dread
more substantial than ever

wondering whether
abnormally small heads
are a consequence
"Don't get pregnant!"

immunity will build
to a parasitic paralysis
by breaking its backs
with panicky strategies

bent for quelling infectious diseases
during high transmission seasons
due to mosquito breeding
buzzes of evening

while lending ears during analyses
by deep deprived colleagues
as a far cry from neuroscience at midnight

being prewired like a false very tired
under a rarely definable deadline
arbitrarily oversimplified
eye to eye sensory deprived

like the spoiler recap that's snatched away
by a herky-jerky big bad wolf in a gray
hoodie and handlebar mustache

tapped fortuitously taking a gamble
bored 'n' unhappy grannies of percussive sass
wearing flippers and a snorkel mask

minimal but canny after creating snags
unlikely to be surpassed
while donning blocky sunglasses
in a breakdance

engagingly distractable
heart-grabbing children and parents
being far surpassed by a noise-making app

off-kilter swervings into underworlds
of frazzled nerves being winched
taut or slacked, "Don't ask!"

quiet and offhand
like the unsentimental candor
of raising cash through prayer
with unfolded hands
well within grasp
tense times with grampy

striped and spotted for concealment
associating peaceably heavy black streaks
thin grey bands in small packages

high-pitched screams
long series of, "kik kik kik kik kik"
common in lowlands spotty in highlands
sooty black habitats of grasslands
singly or in pairs gliding in open air...



"Doled Out"...

" Doled Out "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Doled out
from the outset
like charismatic anthems
as sung by enthusiastic chorals
at iconoclastic fairs

seeking to outdo outcasts
on the low down
for output

pulling back
from a brutal past
stepping down
after lashing out

gaining muscle mass
of unattractiveness
like less fat
trimmed by half
based on dietary allowance
of incinerated pounds...




Saturday, February 13, 2016

"Even the Locals"...

" Even the Locals "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Even the locals
aren't particularly close
like controverts untold

hands on shoulders
over timeworn headstones
at undisclosed locations
in scenes just blocks away
like kilned potter's graves

radiating halos
as emitted brain waves
at birth places
with top rankings
well past the cut-off stage...





Friday, February 12, 2016

"Holding Sentencing"...

" Holding Sentencing "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Holding sentencing
"Sweetheart,
get me readers!"
via social media
as practiced
by the digitally savvy
while gathering steam
during water-poisoning crises
being perceived as "pandering"
to crucial clicks
seen as "cringeworthy"
at its best, "murky"...



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Laid-Back Grandeur"...

" Laid-Back Grandeur "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Laid-back grandeur
logoed shoulder bags
tanned leather straps
specialty packed
for high-fashion
monogrammed canvas
flying sailing keepall bags
exploring tramping
grooved trails
malleable late romance
given over to chance...






"Reconnected Realms"

" Reconnected Realms "

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Reconnected realms
played for execs
as vintage demos
of warped parodies
on synthesized screens

like elusive "zigga-zigga" ideals
going handsprings across vinyl
for Musketeers and blind mice
all in double time...




Monday, September 3, 2012

Watching the Aforementioned

" Watching the Aforementioned "

by Suzán Jiván

Watching the aforementioned
seesawing between
bigness and intimacy
in a life-sized silent movie

with a smattering
of computer graphics
while making room
for the future
of taxidermy

with few gaps
of channeling
chills up my spine
with a gentleman in profile
like an abolitionist
in stained white marble archives

etched in vintage firm cursive
with a notable churn
not yet determined
by early research
on countless
stenciled barrels
of unparalleled
sour mash...

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Tentative Willingness

" A Tentative Willingness "

by Suzán Jiván

A tentative willingness
after pledging to deliver
an impenetrable detection
at the mid level
of serious presences

by betting heavily on surprising sets
of suspects as nothing less
than human attempts
to comprehend first steps

with a reference to dust settling
across continents
as exacting measurements
when millennia
intersect at sunset
packed with celestially
feckless pilgrims themselves...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Finicky Beings

" Finicky Beings "

by Suzán Jiván

Finicky beings
after 15 years
of holography
as a laser beam is split
like something akin
to a red-light district
where ear hair is visible
for hyper realists
spying behind
louvered blinds...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

After Lending Themselves

" After Lending Themselves "

by Suzán Jiván

After lending themselves
to generous selections
of the more interesting
festive eras of decadence

as less likely ingratiation
and more than likely disintegration
of social change churned away
least inspired and highly derided
iced over commissions of suicide

bearing a collar like scar
after felling mahogany
and secretly recoiling
between weeping
and prying while trying
to let the word get out...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Featuring Stout Trees: Haiku Series

"Featuring Stout Trees: Haiku Series"

by Suzán Jiván

Featuring stout trees
more or less interesting
popping up on streets

as cicadas sing,
"That may be a funny thing"
in summer seasons

over the city
curvy, knobby head beauties
as necessities

temporarily
riddle-solved calamities
seemingly cheesy

like mad cow disease
in tacky metallic green
filmed as elderly

modern history
teased from molten beginnings
whimsically glib

ghostly white linen
materially driven
faint equivalents...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Appreciate the Acuity

" Appreciate the Acuity "

by Suzán Jiván

Appreciate the acuity
mostly strangely
by skipping the stadium
while on the plain
of greatly differing situations

like newly created public faces
of upfront presentations
in arrays of entertainment

as excellent as modern slang
diddling with noble ranks
in a contagion of graces...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Knowing the Place

" Knowing the Place "

by Suzán Jiván

Knowing the place
urged to stay
staking claims
calendar calculated
deeply in brains

marking initial phases
of migration
by plunging into the main
cobblestone lane

as wolf populations
mimic the behavior
of colored lasers
making their way
to inflatable egg layers
roughly translated as dog days...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sticking Around

" Sticking Around "

by Suzán Jiván

Sticking around
sufficiently off balance
as war re-enactors
with extravagant
over-reactions
to nothing tangible
like newly shorn hair

taking short
cuts across
ordinary streets
while slithering
at a good clip
with creepily real-
life sheer extremities...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Is it Impossible to Watch?

" Is it Impossible to Watch? "

by Suzán Jiván

Is it impossible to watch
a somewhat crotchety codger
as a silver fox of chaos?

entombed in pickle jars
with much of the heart
put on like armor for robots

toddling with mildewy copies
of comics looming large
with subplots of the improbable

dead set against preposterous stardom
being turned on by lopsided nostrils
even if they be slightly creepy

in creature-features on family TV
like blustery bubble-gum pink bullies
themed as nubby tactility
with idiosyncratic tics strapped in...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Specializing in Tipping

" Specializing in Tipping "

by Suzán Jiván

Specializing in tipping
while making a difference
by affixing twists
hinged on the familiar
of the critically witty
taking a nip

studded with multiple utterances
overheard with considerable cynicism
without warning signals
as anonymously mischievous
masked women thumbprint
firm mattresses

tracked down
to the outskirts
in irascible crowds
coerced into pushing around
rusted-out wheelbarrows
making squeaking sounds...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Battles with the Simple

" Battles with the Simple "

by Suzán Jiván

Battles with the simple
mired in unwindable
sectarian strife minus alliances

while moseying over
to day-old donations
in outbreaks of ancient havens

as perambulations
beneath aerial spraying
take place at daybreak...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tensions in Bids

" Tensions in Bids "

by Suzán Jiván

Tensions in bids
not only solicited
as big winners
of energy initiatives
contradicted
by little interest
in egg-headed strategists
being scrambled by activism

overcrowded by huge amounts
with aversions to taxes
no longer stagnant
almost automatic
comparatively lenient
while struggling to keep
a common currency
officially shifted...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

As a Big Test

" As a Big Test "

by Suzán Jiván

As a big test of an increasing presence
leveling off, then ticking up again
within the vetting of potential
vice presidents

while magnates of mandates
roil with anger
in vicious campaigns
throughout battleground states

as vapid passages of the past
are unable to last
against a vast amassing
of faulty software packages...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Unknown Gobi

" The Unknown Gobi "

by Suzán Jiván

The unknown Gobi
once housed
monks now
only ghosts

leading loaded
camels over
plateaus
pressing passed
water made salty

glittering
with vermilion
for visitors
while motioning
to sit

gesturing toward
clinging cliff
sparrows'
mud-pelletted
colonies of nests...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Detector Buoys

" Detector Buoys "

by Suzán Jiván

Detector buoys
track the movements of tsunamis
triggered by red dots
as violent earthquakes rocked

setting whole oceans in motion
along faults buried deeply
beneath the seafloor
some long dormant
within reports of multi-story
shelters under construction

painful for a culture
as a flock of white doves
flutters above the rubble
beneath wave-swept bubbles

blown by hundreds
of thousands of others
as the party broke up
with the wrenching
and tearing of muscles...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Deeply Split

" Deeply Split "

by Suzán Jiván

Deeply split
over the distance
in fragments
with tidbits
of the unfamiliar
as the modern
equivalent
of nothing much

creating cults
of reluctancy
tacitly admitting
that beauty
is everything

after fleeing
hyperbole
with damningly
unflattering
accuracy

sarcastically
brandished
as fabricated
agony
sidesplittingly
inflicted
as seen fit...

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Trash Transfer

" A Trash Transfer "

by Suzán Jiván

A trash transfer
as a prime example
of a black banner
above a sun-
burned commander
having taken action
in unilateral capacities

slung like a sledgehammer
busted up in regular runs
to the ultimate dump
with a malfunctioning
claw in front
of mind-numbing
corruption run amok...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shifted Allegiances

" Shifted Allegiances "

by Suzán Jiván

Shifted allegiances
with short-term interest
plus a debated stimulus
being backed by billions

shuffling
and pivoting
in searches
and seizures
while forming
far-reaching
agreements
with joysticks
and leashes

for hand-picked
conspiracies
exacting
accountability
by expecting
to plead guilty
after overseeing
alter egos...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hints of the Past

" Hints of the Past "

by Suzán Jiván, Mom
& Mom-Mom Suzán

for Rebecca, Russ
Kenny, Jimmy
Mark, Danielle & Eric...

Hints of the past
written as last
glances backwards
while quickly slipping
on glassy timbres

as viscerally driven rhythms
on all-round instruments
played down as thrills
for under three minutes...

An Incantation

" An Incantation "

by Suzán Jiván

An incantation
ripped from the pages
more like an escape
usually taking place
in wealthy enclaves
of performance space
behind the stage

as an adaptation
to enchanting chambers
being overtaken
causing sensations
of domination

precariously dangled
while telling me
not to be afraid
of chord changes
in smart arrangements
being poured across door frames
in discordant ports-of-call...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Beauty Undeterred Haiku

" Beauty Undeterred Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

Beauty undeterred
technology advances
like multitasking

As somewhat austere
with equal efficiency
aesthetic lives spanned

Spent completely dead
capriciously decrepit
tossed as a torn net

Artists reflections
surprising resurrections
rejected subjects

Run-down boundaries
historical artifacts
shabbily gathered

Values modern trends
multicast as blasphemous
while whistle blasts pass...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Clearly a Wellspring

" Clearly a Wellspring "

by Suzán Jiván

Clearly a wellspring
seeming to bleed
somewhat indiscriminately
more specifically from the cheeks

as dizzyingly intricate
monochromatic splinterings
in ectoplasmic grids

masked by schematics
emphatically done to scale
shattered like wax-sealed glass
stained by leaks in the ceiling...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Gained by Their Brazen

" Gained by Their Brazen "

by Suzán Jiván

Gained by their brazen
assassination
of rethinking strategies
for throngs of refugees

hunting for split tickets
with an indoor roar
from the meat-
packing district

like a waitress's lips
amplified by thin
tin ceilings
as far less hospitable

hemispherical
eyewitnesses
of austere exhibitions
moving quickly

half jokingly
ending up
at Ground Zero
eating sugar-
coated crow...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Deep and Often Masked

" Deep and Often Masked "

by Suzán Jiván

Deep and often masked
with a willingness
to unbuilt fiscal cliffs
as cuts kick in

signaling shifts
cloaked in vetting
and even hecklers
while keeping selections
from leaking out
of far-flung towns

seeking clarity
for the necessities of presses
while under the influence
of those who fled seminaries
like ultra-orthodox men
gathering as previously scheduled...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unnerved Art World

" Unnerved Art World "

by Suzán Jiván

Unnerved art world
not going to work
in irrelevant searches

with unfailing accuracy
having had
your instincts scrambled

by unexpected ease
reconciled by all manners and means
in real time

being concocted by watches
as cinematic objects of apology
detained on charges...

Monday, July 16, 2012

In the Long Run

" In the Long Run "

by Suzán Jiván

In the long run
sporting puzzles
of short-lived bids
with the chances to pick
red pens in milliseconds
as safety nets...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vegetal, Animal & Cellular

" Vegetal, Animal & Cellular "

by Suzán Jiván

Vegetal, animal & cellular
intimately reflected
held together
with the eccentricities
of acid-edged
diaristic elements

scrawled across doors
in simple forms
undernourished
and malformed
with ham-handed flare

receding and advancing
as primordial warriors
in granular cores
of smoky quartz

wearing wreaths
of bas-relief
as sly asides
pale and glasslike

in a field of battle
baring
porcelain plaques
explained
by oddly pointless
wall labels
at the end
of a parade
grinding away

getting a remake
that goes without saying
seemingly taking pains
to demonstrate spontaneity

with clean lines of legs
texturally lightweight
and highly unlikely
to stop in a dime

as in pastimes
at double-time
while fireworks ignite...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Done in Pastels

" Done in Pastels "

by Suzán Jiván

Surrounded by Legos
and 3-year olds
as the latest salvo
with attention focused
on the healthy
images of apples
in fairly large amounts
not turning brown
just branching out

the choreography was problematic
when choosing to mount
expandable categories
in fabric patterns
after looking for gaps
formed to the point
of exhaustion
as small drawings
like never before
having been crossed
where nature left off

no larger than the palm of a hand
after crossing the Atlantic
and becoming blanched
by a blasted landscape
of previously unimagined
eyelet patterns
honed as unknowable
knowns of no one
supposedly broached
like patterns of stones
opulently set
without exception
into cultural gems
projected into absentia
lending works
from the permanent collection
always performance ready

done in pastels
as father knows best
in orgiastic protests
seemingly vanished
amped up on canvases
in barrier crashing
recent examples
clashing on polka
dotted paths
of the pretty bad...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Once Bustling

" A Once Bustling "

by Suzán Jiván

A once bustling
gold rush
seemingly
self-possessed
nonetheless
getting ready
to go steady
after pressing, "play"

swiftly rotating
with a lot at stake
on the turn table
of middle age
belied by
breathtakingly
brief freewheelings

becoming strangely
wayward as spiraling layers
of simulated animation
oscillating like diamond
needles skipping on vinyl...

Beat on the Lower Screen

" Beat on the Lower Screen "

by Suzán Jiván

Beat on the lower screen
after switching to the first person
by lifting and hurling earlier versions
right through the wringer
with running themes
of antiseptic athletes
grasping germs of ideas
while jolting their very
own joysticks forward

simulating tedium
stripped of routines
mostly involving
feats of fingerings
attempting to bring
frenetic activity
to palm readings
like whiskbroom-
wielding neat freaks...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sugar Snap Peas

" Sugar Snaps Peas "

by Suzán Jiván

Sugar snap peas
in reverse polarity
albeit briefly
while feeling wonky
in hard-core comics
as corporate robotics
manipulate objects
with benign sabotage

flipped sideways
all visuals aside
as overly compliant
like old slang
for ripening agents
in stalemates
near death
in a snowbank
while waiting
for a date...

Scandal Stirs Scrambling

" Scandal Stirs Scrambling "

by Suzán Jiván

Scandal stirs scrambling
in a tricky clash
with a history of ailments
for less-fortunate masses
that roar and clap
on behalf of apathy

becoming damaged
as volunteers backed
by cantankerous rancor
in a so-called slow zone
for child soldiers

as fear-maddened animals
being trapped in class actions
of stop and frisk while being
deviously disguised
by climbing bougainvillea vines
intertwining across shiny
concertina wire in a double life
of hit-and-miss patio bug killers...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Forages Individually

" Forages Individually "

by Suzán Jiván

Forages individually
but dens communally
as the largest carnivore
stocky build, head broad
monopolizing breeding
rearing offspring
tending, grooming
long curved
digging claws
massive jaws

running along
leaping about
tree branches
and the tangles
of creepers
in tall leafy trees
eating wild
and cultivated fruits
consuming seeds
poisonous to humans...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Art Deco Sets

"Art Deco Sets "

by Suzán Jiván

Art Deco Sets
remembered well
as even better
when sounding sexy
coming close to straight down

immersed in the period
taking years to complete
in large-scale vicarious
fine-grained detail
built from scratch with majesty

where opposites attract
as candidly imagined
dramatically powerful
unpleasant tasks
on which to hang dances

scarcely mattering
with fewer big chances
like purity of stance
hands raised in a halo...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stirred by an Ardent Celebration

" Stirred by an Ardent Celebration "

by Suzán Jiván

Stirred by an ardent celebration
filling the whole stage space
while gesturing radiantly
from varying angles

strikingly isolated
dampened by tamped-down hues
where statues once stood

down agonizing channels
streaming past
detached personalities

murmuring and groaning
tantalizingly close
as underlying emotions
grown decades old...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Still Inching

" Still Inching "

by Suzán Jiván

Still inching
following the leader
tempering ingredients
of essential meanings

minus the lurching
while ambling through
much to do
about the bedroom

as pivotal and discreet
by warming and softening
like halting whinnies
getting up to speed
in recurring themes...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Agreed to Plead

" Agreed to Plead "

by Suzán Jiván

Agreed to plead
as top-seeded
margins of victory
with wide-ranging chatter
expanding higher and faster
as the poor land in jail
with questionable answers
in endangered ice caps

beginning to grapple
at diplomatic impasses
of time and mortality
through vital passages
run by portfolio managers
failing to beat the averages
as long-planned practices
of political animals
favoring questionable actions...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just Off the Tarmac

" Just Off the Tarmac "

by Suzán Jiván

Just off the tarmac
cheaper locales
colorful banners
reconsidered tactics

overseeing assets
opening hatches
sawing through ceilings
odds-beating earlier years

jumping breathlessly
through the centuries
beaming with titular dignity
positioned in the middle

comparably ambitious
fanfares and riffs
rhythmic contents
virtual intelligence...

Winters in Conifers

" Winters in Conifers "

by Suzán Jiván

Winters
in conifers
finely barred
sharp tailed
white edged
black banded
mottled

windswept tundras
black lined
through the eyes
seldom flying
eye line
usually silent...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Evening Out

" Evening Out "

by Suzán Jiván

Made of folded steel
encased in concrete
overcoated by black stucco
in an upstairs space

evening out
in a house plan
with fragments
of get aways
cast in place

exposing the ancient
adjacent separations
weaving through medieval
alleyways like past days
masquerading as today

within ill-placed stairways
and constrained layouts
at the risk of collapse
in unmitigated layers

right in the historic core
along with a cannon ball
replete with its bomb shards
in oak and terra cotta

redesigned by desire
found outside on site
while dining
beneath a climbing
white wisteria vine...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Conceived with Live in Mind

"Conceived with Live Rounds in Mind"

by Suzán Jiván

Conceived with live rounds in mind
unconfined by ideals in headlines
far beyond far-fetched plot lines
sometimes like mime
coming out of hiding
as highly stylized, slyly designed
skyscraper-to-skyscraper zip lines
subverting to rivals
far more disquieting, holding fire...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fiscally Frisky Haiku

" Fiscally Frisky Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

Tight reins on spending
more powerful than morphine
amassing fortunes

II

Signature dishes
celebrated seediness
bodybuilding gyms

III

Fiscally frisky
indiscriminate pink slips
sip hand-made bitters...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Atomized Haiku

" Atomized Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

Intimate, compact
dreamily blurry pictures
atomized, flattened

II

Over the shoulder
shedding light, social circles
remains hard to say

III

Crusty, granular
shadowy haze fills the space
stiffly official

IV

White-striped black teacups
well-pedigreed possessions
decompressed presence

V

Glue-based distemper
obvious, consequential
rich and indolent

VI

Inches by inches
the biggest pieces
fenced in leafless trees...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Greater Visibility Haiku

" Greater Visibility Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

Ageless innocence
greater visibility
with pithy language

II

Whomever happens
stylistically inventive
as a honeyed drawl

III

Elfin sidelong grin
while pickling the literal
with long fuzzy ears

IV

Imbibing bitters
a certain amount of risk
writing specialist

V

Bruising and intense
amiable urgency
no small achievement...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hair-Metal Haiku

" Hair-Metal Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

Jukebox turned junky
insipidly hand wringing
high hopes, low prospects

II

Forgotten events
a little bit hair-metal
bearable sidekicks

III

The cultural fray
self-cannibalization
mostly without shame

IV

Whispering, writhing
X-rated society
seek to replicate

V

Enunciation
uncharacteristic heat
stale body routines

VI

Real-life analogue
token of diversity
neo-Puritan...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Late Winter, Warm Spells Haiku

" Late Winter, Warm Spells Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

In the minds of babes
seeming both deeply engaged
and ready to bolt

II

Plants forearms, hands clasped
parted hair down the middle
straight to the infant

III

Happening within
a welling up from the depths
fossil collections

IV

As assemblages
including bottom-dwellers
helmet-like front shells

V

Matching upward trends
including bottom-dwellers
late winter, warm spells...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Grievously Clear

" Grievously Clear "

by Suzán Jiván

Homes in various corners
always been the all-important
headquarters sought
all because of places or origin

freewheeling, interlocking
lengthening, compelling
clicking, scratching, tapping
expressed as tactful parallels
with implicitly tragical impacts

underpinned with timbres
alternately abrasive
sweetly meditative
grievously clear...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Drinking in Art

" Drinking in Art "

by Suzán Jiván

Drinking in art
along with light
greatly admired
like heightened
colors over time

with no concession
to distance
slightly diminished
by the last minutes
while reaching
instinctively
towards the intensely
physical

as diarists and antagonists
staring at flashing neon
like everyday objects
bringing to mind the bizarre
as both a prologue and an encore

an ordinary nobody
finding a sidekick
like a refugee
while inventing
a series
of moronic doubles
in mega-gags

without comic aptitude
nonetheless being excluded
by hard-hitting news
while walking upright
and mis-using tools
as distinctly human
and profoundly moving...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wild-Eyed Haiku

" Wild-Eyed Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván

I

Before going home
attempts to reassemble
vague remembrances

II

As retrospectives
oddest and most exotic
like ardent artists

III

All-around aesthetes
eager for art and gossip
hung on every word

IV

Immigrants ourselves
addressing mysticism
working with figures

V

Seated and standing
in fidgety renderings
of reinvention

VI

Tastes change quite a bit
attesting to preferences
wild-eyed, splayed painters...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Swimming in the Sea

" Swimming in the Sea "

by Suzán Jiván

Swimming in the sea
occupying the bottom floors
slated to stay open
by staying under the radar

as a finished product
outstandingly larger-than-life
whole rows behind
especially outrageous

like latecomers turning the tables
seemingly incapable
and mostly exasperating
as so many mad fancies

cogently dramatic
outstripped by linear simplicity
while sinking slowly
into thick quicksand as a running gag...