Tagged: 2021

here is a new old

here is a new old
chapter that we are mostly
relieved to return

to – the words sound familiar,
the tone, still aspirational
.
20210122:2000
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on the twenty-first

on the twenty-first
day of the twenty-first year
of the twenty-first

century, we have reason
to be reassured, hopeful
.
20210121:1938
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perhaps the first breath

perhaps the first breath
taken after a hostage
situation is

more, even more expansive,
like scarred lungs learning to adapt
.
20210120:2022
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there is always a

here and there, we will

here and there, we will
need a reprieve from all this
intensity – a

strand of memory twisting
around spring’s makeshift trellis
.
20210114:2025
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yes, january

yes, january
can camouflage with the best
of them, disguising

its appearance to blend in with
what we hope will be a new year
.
20210113:1949
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by week two, we are

by week two, we are
begging
for less excitement,
waiting
to be buried
under a
weighted blanket,
to drown
in a couple
more months of hot
chocolate
.
20210111:2047
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between now and then,

less than a week in,

less than a week in,
and our bodies are already
heavy, no, even

heavier, holding it to-
gether, for this many more days
.
20210107:2012
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there’s something soothing

there’s something soothing
playing over the airwaves
as democracy

struggles to survive – both sides
of one coin feeling justified
.
20210106:2008
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