Thursday, April 4, 2019

“ More Troubling “ by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán...

“ More Troubling “

by Suzán Jiván 
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán 

More troubling 
multiple summaries 
potentially damaging 
like tightly tracked 
access to malware 
with tricky challenges 
revealing all the gaps 
soon thereafter 
as understated grisly details 
in podcasts
of screwball romances 
and stylish assassins 
streamed in
as viral ads by a foot-dragging
bandwidth hit man  
posting, “How to get out of jail 
in high fashion” getting masked 
like a trying task that’s wearing 
as a shimmying dancer 
embodying the old razzle-dazzle
while carefully parenting in sweatpants...

Sunday, July 1, 2018

“ Storming “ ...

” Storming “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

under siege

blunt warnings
timely vacancies

seen as second
like simple majorities

stirring unease
to worrying
yet still conceding
to nothing

sun sensitivities
feeling somewhat giddy
due to uncanny abilities
to detect new inklings
of emerald greens

perceived upon celestial
from second-row seats
while smiling impassively
and whispering lovingly...

Saturday, June 30, 2018

“ A Clash “ ...

” A Clash “

by Suzán Jiván Mom
& Mom-Mom Suzán

A clash is expected
under the influence
of residual mysteries
for once and for all,
“All for one
and one for all”
buzzing with energy
having abandoned
far-flung kvetches
upon entering eternal rests
where, “All are welcome “
choruses playing overhead
“Come and get it!”
overall effectiveness
gently held together
softer textures
gentler hand gestures
delicately ancestral...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

“ Set to Tilt “ ...

“ Set to Tilt “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Set to tilt into the parlor
having once been promised
to get “the nod”
on anthropological constants
of “ probably nots”
being deemed too quarrelsome
top to bottom as somewhat startling
mamas’ and papas’
“Of course nots!  Now stop it!”
while running down
like tick tock tick tocks
in cubic yards...

“ In the Air “ ...

” In the Air “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

In the air
easy on the eye
yet highly volatile
like e-commerce giants
commanding attention
nefariously nesting
in deadwood as script central
capturing turbulence
due to deceased prospects
having deadened the senses
being subjected
to ethereal developments
of blistering pyrotechnics
called, “retro echoes”...

Monday, June 25, 2018

“ It Is Early Mourning “ ...

” It Is Early Mourning “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

It is early mourning
whistling softly
for moral support
“No, not at all
and not for long -
I’d rather see
talented people
doing something new”
debuting music
sparkling wine
thwacking drums
music for couples
loving one another
newly wonderful...

Saturday, June 16, 2018

“ Clearing Their Throats” ...

” Clearing Their Throats “

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

Clearing their throats almost inaudibly
hands on foreheads in the front yard
here’s my report card with pails and mops
straw-blonde looking hard for coats of arms
worn on garments with stand-up collars
over my dead body blind beggars with guitars
strumming, “Yes Papa - Love My Mama”plucking sharply...

“ Most Everybody “ ...

” Most Everybody “

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

Most everybody gets all worked up
by “I don’t know what!”
while flying in the face of custom
in a mighty public way
being treated very funnily lately
“Why is that important anyway?”
sort of like making a strawberry phosphate
in celebration of standing against a wall waiting
in anticipation of grave silences across the stage
musingly saying,  “There’s much to say
about a wedding day seated in the last
row of the congregation babies on laps
as plain as day as yet unnamed hearing
hours striking very plainly...

“ A Ghostly Authority “ ...

” A Ghostly Authority “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

A ghostly authority
spewing imagery
rarely leaving a mark
recoiling in horror
curators artists
strongest by far
uncanny oranges
influences of Brahms
held in high honor
condensed harmony
tragi-comedy monologues...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

“ Leading Watchdogs “ ...

” Leading Watchdogs “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Leading watchdogs
dropping proxies
re-opening hostilities
sought by both parties

ultimately between
you and me
missing opportunities
under conditions
of anonymity
gambling with reality
speaking publically

dotting windfarms
igniting sparks
over deathbed squabbles
as the worst part
of the bizarre newly departed
unlocked despondency...

Friday, May 25, 2018



by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

of late players
sowing uncertainty
curtailing chances
continuing travails
dampening days after
the crash as inaudible gasps

proctoring tropical plants
a top palpable hot air
existing here there
and everywhere

hot lava crawling
masterfully played off
by the choruses
of the regally
and severely gorgeous
angelic hoards above scores
of marble-floored crematoriums...

Saturday, March 24, 2018

“ Broadly Appealing “ ...

” Broadly Appealing “

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

Broadly appealing “How could It not be?”
after all, it’s about the human body
speaking figuratively mixing not-new
and old from the beginning to end
built-in like gender and identity
like filtered light in silhouette
while leaving fleeting impressions
of  “ Never Better” minimal gesturing
amplifying pleasurable symptoms

put all together
having a skeleton-
relevant questioning
interweaving delicate
threads into sleds
irrespective of gender
pitch and smoothness
yielding improvement
by prescribing solutions

rooted in the platitudes
of ill-suited loosey-goosey
feel-good do-gooders
versus grandiose human
planning being accused
of undoing previous ingenuity

leading to the disembodying
of all meaning while falling
just short of irrational rebukes
as protuberant universal disputes
due to the reconstitution
of hemorrhagic abuse...

Friday, March 23, 2018

“Placed” ...

“ Placed “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

Placed squarely
among the walrus-like
cross hairs
of a gray mustache
preparing to ignore
the revolving doors
of a cadre of lawyers
having moved well outside
of the counsel of the court
while underperforming
with fingers crossed
all without warning
upon receiving
skimpy sartorial support
from a flimsy love story
feeling neglected
yet impeccably well read
being artificially resurrected
by reconfigured elements
expressed as requisite
red-carpeted entrances
of unexpected
late-arriving guests
still looking “fab”
in their period “glad rags”
emanating vivid magnetism
striking aristocratic glamour
poses now seen as “down pat”
making you feel like slow dancing
prevailing swelling violins be damned
deemed, “too flashy”
for swing saxes of jazz
keeping lost amour intact
sentimentally stepping back
into espousal time travel...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

“ Taking the Lead “ ...

” Taking the Lead “

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

Taking the lead after hunkering
down into a long long dormancy
having felt under siege for years and years
due to horrific loss and grief
being compounded season by season
bleeding green eyes wincing
jaws gritting spirits plummeting
pondering honoring home team sweet spots
flashing neon phenomenons
revelations that rock like wild cards
having gone off the charts
surging seas of green confetti flying...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

“ Merry-Go-Rounds “...

“ Merry-Go-Rounds “

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

sculpted animals
painter flowers
anther interactions
low-pitch sounds
buzzing wing flaps
pistols stamens
scanned micrographs
shapes patterns
figured out hands down
broad backing
palm-sized squares
oompah-oompah bands
Never-Never Land...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

" The Underlying "...

" The Underlying "...

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

The underlying ideas
adopted wholeheartedly
soundlessly gliding
in misty sunlight
in our own right
emphasizing the sky
luminous qualities
poetic melancholy
broodily calm
and not easily forgotten
as chrysalises harden...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

" The Unstoppable "...

" The Unstoppable "

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

The unstoppable gone wild with nerdy highs
seen at high speed on touch screens
along with the cordial cherries
of science and technologies
via teams of geeks for really really fast people

not fretting the inevitability of underpinnings
from inefficiencies in the way you always dreamed
over years and years completely re-imagined
at full capacity capable of withstanding
new-dangled demands in command

torpedoes be damned saved by savvy spacecrafts
with the "it" factors for the families of man
like the niftiest of gadgets managing
humanoid mannequins minus the fallacies
of misspelled "tweets" being robbed of abilities
fairly recently all being spelled so differently

becoming blurred with worry month-to-month
on training runs gone undercover seeing double
feeling indestructible with questions popping up
dubbed "phantom" results all aflutter running
out of luck time's up unlimited bursting bubbles

gone asunder clunking custom backcountry
chasing each other rather dull acting dumb
at stiffening junctures feeling crushed
under redundancy infrared goggling
from back to front mixing tracks collapsing...

Friday, April 21, 2017

" In More " ...

" In More " by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

In more ways than you may think
as celebrity ghost tweeeters no one else can see
like eliminating re-gifting it's just whiskey
keeping it real while rising below zero

being intrigued by "the unique" calling it "SWEET!"
staying naturally germy yet dissing tsunamis
with black varnish over fiber optics
facing felony charges "Thou shalt not shop!"
equipped with credit cards and a jargon watch

with pressing problems from fossils
lacking progress emptying pockets
wrecking the economy off the clock
with web polymers for nanobots
that mimic neurons and synapses
of virtual teaching not worrying
about accuracy and facts

being shared automatically
and really really fast--exactly
swapping tales in the fast
lane of the break room not bad
just friggin' multi-taskin' with a hatchet
plus spray-on snow as fat in a can
done in the lab to scale...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

" New Trends " ...

" New Trends "

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

New trends in peel-off addresses deemed, "non-sticky"
and immediately packable offer valid before and after
transparency of implants in greater detail for oral cancer awareness
responding to masked pathogens better stronger faster software
enhancements as well-formatted cad/cams for chairside bur wear

multi-stranded optical glass contacts
for tooth anatomy facilitating scanning
why travel for licensure exams?
it takes two to tango for apex locations
that eliminate false readings by edge sequels
with controlled memory plus ergonomic excellence
no ledging or hedging of bets via "Diadent"
as well as greater independent retention

having achieved definitive cleansing
during premiere conventions expressing
rational closing comments in a well-attended
dental setting replete with technique-sensitive
connective tissue cells with greater regenerative effects
as skill-set potentials simultaneously addressing
concepts of internal hex connections...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

" A Slim Victory "...

" A Slim Victory "

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

A slim victory a warning no red lines
while struggling to reconcile the sharply divided
facing harsh lighting crying, " My Obit Will Be Fine!"
in a dimming twilight seeing bright colors in shorter lines
being squeezed in the skies fuller cabins higher fees
flying standby, "Don't even try it!"

"Running is the most effective exercise
for extending life spans" researchers find
behind a cuddly accent and the curvature of space-time
in riotous real time networked and mobilized
with luxury and style like the busiest and brightest

"It's a single malt that started it all!"
by counting calories as crowd control
for trillion-dollar shadows of singing joking
goofballs deemed: "suborbitalsnowballingknowitalls"
ticking off progress reports hawking rewards
for complex forces through software
in personalized bold type and boring letterforms
" All for One--All Aboard! "...

Monday, April 17, 2017

" The Final Peace "...

" The Final Peace "

by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

The final peace of a secret unleashing
with speed and muscle helmet plus backbone
" I got your back--I'm packing an airbag!"
while mimicking an alien marked:
"No trespassing! Fragile! Handle with Care!"

skeptically supernatural pooh-poohing paranormalcy
by making you think of clouded industries
particularly seeking to "Be Green" crowds cheering:
"Rock On!" in self-driving cars sometimes called, " Black Swans "
wings throbbing Mute Trumpeter Tundra Black-bellied whistling ducks
Fulvous Muscovy downy young more to teach us than just
changing color it's too much trouble plus very little luck

due to deficiencies of large numbers well done
clicking the unsubscribe button
with spam doing absolutely nothing
all simply the sum of saving people money
but it's cumbersome sprawlingly outlawed
scattered across the willy-nilly turning gears and cogs
of a clockwork orange as total badassery up for almost anything

like comet deities vamping dovetailing into indie-chic
in miniature gone off of the grid in unpublished gigs
seen revelling in differing levels: "It's a chalice, not a glass"
" This stuff isn't spam it's metastasizing faster"
reading the caption, " For a sad sad man being denied access
to documented facts" while staring at crude maps

due to Geiger counters going off off of campuses
non-interaction classes cancelled gaining yottabytes of data
under hard hats following Pearl Harbor in the process
for underwear bombers beneath swaths of freezing fog
and coatings of heavy smog within retinues of bodyguards
for the self-conscious "Absolutely NOT!" just deep pockets
for eavesdroppers constantly claiming, "NO COMMENT!"

a la Hollywood via methodical replication processes
within black boxes of prosthetic petaflops from electronic
monkeying neurons taking out the garbage putting on socks
opening a jar becoming twin turbocharged,
I could use a latte, believe or not"...

Friday, April 14, 2017

" Finding the Poetry"...

" Finding the Poetry "

by Suzán Jiván Mom
& Mom-Mom Suzán

Finding the Poetry in terms of feet
plus acceptances of herbal essences
dancers turning their heads
in different directions of orchestral
colors swimming arabesques
legs outstretched male/female duets

combining aspects of abracadabras plus pizazz for daredevils
blasting fresh air in order to raise awarenesses
scribbling on napkins becoming nearly drowned out

assessing damages of overall attitudes
palpable shame and embarrassment
like low-end passengers in steady downward trajectories
trying to improve on metrics as prices get better
with little incentive being denounced as "reprehensible"
by the arts of repentance for all kinds of offenders

yet protecting sincerity via shrinking paychecks
for finance experts deemed "necessary"
in order to reform themselves

lacking in amenities
plus tech-abetted
on most metrics
faces taut voices soft...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

" How?" ...

" How? " by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

How to borrow tactics via floods of cash
by chief strategists of personal finances
enriching anti-establishment activists
coming through as "Super PACS"

in internal matters now re-examined
taking risky paths based on personality
rather than facts issued in the aftermath

upon the birth of five identical baby girls
the most famous on earth in murals and beadwork
with few words requiring work with brutal allure
uncurtained underseige all across the country
as seen in inmates' paintings eery glassily stringy

offhandedly questioning tenderly rocking
keeping calm never really forgotten
sentiments evolving seeking solace

as a stranger
among strangers
with each and every
funereal thing
during mourning

passing through portals
mortal far more
important historically
due to extraordinary faults

harmonized gloriously
admirably succinct
since the oblivion
of the pyramids

notwithstanding criticisms
in juxtaposition with magnificence
from within the basilica

recreated originals as precious myths
of grandeur and lavishness
contrasting mixtures weeping cypresses
radiant skies an infant's smile...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

" Translations "...

" Translations " by Suzán Jiván Mom & Mom-Mom Suzán

Translations laying the foundations of getting played and getting layed
via drastic purification along with the importance of concentrating
while being drastically rearranged making mechanical compilations
being abrogated in structure and organization doubtlessly originating
as transformations of nature baselessly claiming interpretations
of separation of church and state standing to gain greatly

allowed to escalate
as suspicious precipitation
combining operations
turning away from negotiation
refusing to pay united by hatred
impregnable capital appropriation

booty rather than consent
complex and far-reaching
baseis of themed armies
marching military aristocracy

asserting authority
capturing and sacking
winning of battles
striving implacably

rapid changes
of military magnates
harsh taxations
supremely disabled
 "East meets West"
extremely elderly
corrupt and ineffectual

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

having been sent
into exile

to be piously
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
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
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
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
concrete barriers

wooden pallets
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

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

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

up in the air
mock alarm
of dialogue

moments sparkling
after a shining
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

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

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

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

like curiosities
stowed beneath
kitchen sinks

winged goddesses
from water gardens...

Friday, March 4, 2016

"Recursive and Indeterminate"...

"Recursive and Indeterminate"

by Suzán Jiván
Mom & Mom-
Mom Suzán

and indeterminate
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

as slivers of defensiveness
feeling like tremors
of the body electric

by herculean technology bots
via ocular boondoggles
of persistent nonsense

likened to revolving
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

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

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

gone clubbing



landing plum
in the center
of rough-
and tumble

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
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
airplane wings

like colonizing
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


of species
trees fully leafed

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
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

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
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
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
pressing passed
water made salty

with vermilion
for visitors
while motioning
to sit

gesturing toward
clinging cliff
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
of nothing much

creating cults
of reluctancy
tacitly admitting
that beauty
is everything

after fleeing
with damningly

as fabricated
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

and pivoting
in searches
and seizures
while forming
with joysticks
and leashes

for hand-picked
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
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

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
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
porcelain plaques
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
getting ready
to go steady
after pressing, "play"

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

in conifers
finely barred
sharp tailed
white edged
black banded

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


Tight reins on spending
more powerful than morphine
amassing fortunes


Signature dishes
celebrated seediness
bodybuilding gyms


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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Atomized Haiku

" Atomized Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván


Intimate, compact
dreamily blurry pictures
atomized, flattened


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


Crusty, granular
shadowy haze fills the space
stiffly official


White-striped black teacups
well-pedigreed possessions
decompressed presence


Glue-based distemper
obvious, consequential
rich and indolent


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

Monday, June 18, 2012

Greater Visibility Haiku

" Greater Visibility Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván


Ageless innocence
greater visibility
with pithy language


Whomever happens
stylistically inventive
as a honeyed drawl


Elfin sidelong grin
while pickling the literal
with long fuzzy ears


Imbibing bitters
a certain amount of risk
writing specialist


Bruising and intense
amiable urgency
no small achievement...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hair-Metal Haiku

" Hair-Metal Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván


Jukebox turned junky
insipidly hand wringing
high hopes, low prospects


Forgotten events
a little bit hair-metal
bearable sidekicks


The cultural fray
mostly without shame


Whispering, writhing
X-rated society
seek to replicate


uncharacteristic heat
stale body routines


Real-life analogue
token of diversity

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Late Winter, Warm Spells Haiku

" Late Winter, Warm Spells Haiku "

by Suzán Jiván


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


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


Happening within
a welling up from the depths
fossil collections


As assemblages
including bottom-dwellers
helmet-like front shells


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
towards the intensely

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


Before going home
attempts to reassemble
vague remembrances


As retrospectives
oddest and most exotic
like ardent artists


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


Immigrants ourselves
addressing mysticism
working with figures


Seated and standing
in fidgety renderings
of reinvention


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...