Tagged: absence

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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: itch

the year of firsts will

the year of firsts will
pull no punches – a birthday
here, a holiday

there. we will discover micro-
tears
to help us adapt next year
.
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on the first day of

on the first day of
spring, you
returned to us,
suddenly
fatherless. there
are parts of us
that will dance
around recognizing
parts of you
because no one
wants to claim
a familiarity
to loss
.
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