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Felino Soriano

Enigmatic blue on a weekly basis Andy Leleisi'uao
Enigmatic blue on a weekly basis - Andy Leleisi'uao
Felino Soriano is a Californian philosophy student and case manager
working with developmentally and physically disabled adults.  His
chapbook "Exhibits Require Understanding Open Eyes" was published by
and is available through Trainwreck Press, 2008.  The juxtaposition of
his philosophical studies with his love of classic and avant-garde
jazz explains his poetic stimulation.  Recent poems appear at
BlazeVOX, Sugar Mule, Unlikely Stories 2.0, Otoliths, Wilderness House
Literary Review, among others. Visit for a
complete publication history and for more information.


Morality breaths die succumb
aged to the running from youth.
Wrinkles form on air on skin
bark like gnarls approach beautified
simplicity antiqued into priced
familial squabbles.  Walk into
the eyes open swinging doors,
fluttering butterfly relate to opaque
stares into a past of garden burgeons,
relational hindsight, sacrificed
knowledge squared therefore
now holds weighted intuition.

Relative to the Alive

Bridge of imagination crosses
back interrogation form
formless either terminology
speaks a speckle of clarity
open to interpretation.  Becoming
born synthesized variations
shaped like fists,
streams, movement into the mind
houses future former
all into safe haven country.

Mind Eyewear

In hindsight altercation mood swings
the pendulum escapes from
happy escapades.  Why not the
focus only atop what could
have brought now into without
the need of struggle?  Who knows
crawls on its belly,
beast of horned head, dark
kin malice reflection.   Ingest
pastime love affair with
cannot control exiting mazed
neat landscaped history.

Toward Day

Branch arms control wind rhythms'
high atop distant below
succumb to rival slowness.
Ascertaining of roam figurines
bloat into melt like forgetful
pleasantries spilled to unaware
running leaves.  Shrink to control
evening royalty blue
becomes the image of solace
resting on the palm of insatiable