Tagged: absence

we lose track, lose touch,

we lose track, lose touch,
can’t find our way back to one
another, stumble

towards purpose, meander
for a meaning, hands growing numb
.
20210818:0416
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i am grandmother-

i am grandmother-
less, a feeling that carries
privilege at the point

of distinction, a state of
being struggling to be spoiled
.
20210811:0510
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with distance comes a

with distance comes a
mysterious fondness – we
are made of nothing

but hope, hope, hope – transcending
time, best interests, and reason
.
20210711:1111
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in the middle of

in the middle of
a pandemic, wondering
what restoration

feels like is a privilege
reserved for the back of the line
.
20210102:1316
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because we can stave

because we can stave
off hunger for much longer,
treasure these moments

when we are together, stow
them away for a rainy day
.
20201223:1553
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we’ve been here before –

we’ve been here before –
six days before christmas and
not yet home – somehow,

it feels different, homeward bound
plays in the distance, with teeth
.
20201219:1050
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some memories are

some memories are
naturally heavier, sink
to the bottom just

a little faster, require
effort to dislodge, stay afloat
.
20200926:0555
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in the absence of

in the absence of
eyelids, it is possible
that fish still
dream
– their
brains sleeping in
shifts, shuttling
the fabric of
storied images
back and forth,
back and forth
.
20200131:0754
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try not to be more

between here and there,

between here and there,
i have lost something. seeing
it in my mind’s eye

is an itch, a tease, a vague
memory, reshuffling
.
20181223:2201
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: itch