JF Mingione: writings

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hello, hello, anybody there? This is me trying to talk to myself While I’m proceeding to get drunk as a skunk I got my reasons, which only makes sense to me now That a bird in the hand quivering Is only the distance between fright and freedom So if my courage is in my bottle tonight Well, I wasn’t... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ode To Limbo

Limbo is someplace I go when I have no place to be Call it a twilight, a meridian of thought, it's the hiatus where nothing meets It's the cave of flickering shadows climbing upon the walls Even dreams dare not enter because they know they'll just get lost So, don't believe what you might have heard... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The New Punch & Judy Show

Who says my little toes don't like thin air popping up like a hippo's ears? So here we have tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum playing the parts today (OH, just put a sock on one of them and see what happens!) Scene 1: So Punch rushes out trying to find a Sock Doctor who turns out to be an undercover... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Unravel these mysteries on by one The kitten knows nothing A mind can’t squander So here I am, again Rummaging through the haystacks Of my youth Some moments seem eternal If you can’t forget them While everything around them has changed Is there something simple about the mystery of Time That would... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In the incantations of my being I prayed and wondered why no one talked back I felt a little strange talking to myself In a big world Til I noticed that thoughts, like sound Have to go someplace before they come back That’s when I started noticing All my prayers got answered After I needed them... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Clatter these pots and pans preparing the artist’s escape route Clang their lids till the pottery shatters its secrets within the volcano Leap into the belly of the lamb while drinking the blood of the Revolution Resurrect this vision from dust: that we live in the britches of time and this promise... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Smiles of Summer

The goddess returns on barges Bearing gifts, the smiles of summer The barges return bearing fruits Sun-filled days and balmy nights Or the morning breeze that would kiss my cheek Before shadows start seeking their burrows There’s something unspeakable about summer’s day The clang of a pot, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Breezes that stir a memory

Breezes that stir a memory Of curtains long forgotten When shadows creep along forgotten walls And the arrows of Noon start Whispering their silence There’s nothing eternal about a hot summer’s day Except that which cannot be forgotten When the earth stretches out with a little sigh And even the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


The world’s too big for me I should live in my shoe! Or be a turtle Carrying my house upon my back Hey, longevity could be an eternity If we lived long enough! The world’s too big for me And time goes too fast I should be a turtle carrying My house upon my back To see the world without a sail I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Ink stains the page before reason can be blotted The act is not always fatal if language can keep its secrets entirely public Sign in to see full entry.

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