Tagged: absence

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period is a salve, a
sign, a red flag, an

opening, an invitation,
an absence, a veiled presence
.
20220421:0128
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in the hushed pockets

in the hushed pockets
behind the front teeth, the taste of
salt when the tears still

come after twelve years, looking
up at the five-day-old moon
.
20220205:2315
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pain stretches across

pain stretches across
all distances – we pretend
we can shake it off

while rounding this marker or
that marker – it ain’t that easy
.
20220106:2029
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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
y

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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