Approbations 97 by Felino A. Soriano

after Bob Berg’s “In The Shadows”


of crawling snakes
hide, divide invocations and
episodic facets of fear
developing agony from the mislead
translucent desire write with belly-pens
atop soil
or synonyms for sacred
forms of paper.

hides in the dimensional boredom
shadows birth

canalled deviations
from a rainbow’s classical shine

hiding among the openly aware
shaping relativity
ensuing their falling names
hiding beneath footsteps of the walking



Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974, California), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults.  He has authored 22 collections of poetry, including Altered Aesthetics (ungovernable press, 2009), and Construed Implications (erbacce-press, 2009). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Full of Crow, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Heavy Bear, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry.  He is also a contributing editor for Sugar Mule, and consulting editor for Post: A Journal of Thought and Feeling.

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