Dark energy breaks the crust of habit;
it convulses, it inspires.
Envy the creators;
their navels hiss,
their armpits sing.
True believers harbor sticky desires.
Nurse your giggles; laughter heals.
Wealth accumulation centers
foundations for the advancement of bliss
and towels that say LOVE
are not the answer.
Love your warts.
Dreams can give a shape to your living
A thrust to your desire.
Clifford Browder is a writer living in New York. He has published two biographies, three historical novels, and an award-winning collection of posts from his blog, “No Place for Normal: New York.” His poetry has appeared in Runes, Heliotrope, The Same, Snake Nation Review, The Brillantina Project, Black Napkin Press, GNU Journal, South 85 Journal, and elsewhere.