Felino A. Soriano

A selection from Fragmented Olio



This pageantry of landscape
—land as soft moments not
of hurry or desire to splay
toward alternate meaning, a
blush of misfortune. Today is
a dangle of marbled light, an
algebra of sun walking between
halls’ faith and the home formed
between the embrace of seasons and
aggregated warm names.

An alter, an improvised becoming

You’ve begun your transvaluation: your
mirror, soon, will no longer agree

with what your body projects, speaks
into layers of disparate insinuations. The

body is not. Wasn’t. You pretend
and understand imagination is

functional amid the only rendition of
truth factual among an alphabet’s

alternate publication. You say
is pain? The rhetorical submission

of silence’s orchestrated rhythms
ignites theory and obtains ponder as

nuanced permission toward the
gradated teem of eventual winged absolving.

Your singing is

not a waiting for response. To pretend
is to exist within the smallest space between voice and hear. You’ve
wanted. The volume of your mouth is pure, summer. In
relocating the lyric. You’ve found it. The listener is studying, a
subconscious devotion from the childhood of ingurgitating noesis.
Within the darkened room, whisper is beast. Nothing is unheard
in the notion of every spoken freedom is visceral devoted clarity.

Felino A. Soriano is a poet documenting coöccurrences. His poetic language stems from exterior motivation of jazz and the belief in language’s unconstrained devotion to broaden understanding. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. Recent poetry collections include sparse anatomies of single antecedents (gradient books, 2015), Forms, migrating (Fowlpox Press, 2015), Of isolated limning (Fowlpox Press, 2014, and Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014). He edits the online journal, Of/with: journal of immanent renditions. He lives in California with his wife and family and is a director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Visit felinoasoriano.info for more information.
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Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit (positjournal.com) and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.