Tagged: acceptance

we are ninety-three

we are ninety-three
traditions away from under-
standing each other,

sixty excuses from trying,
one yield away from accepting
.
20201217:2047
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in the formula

your backyard is my

days before the new

days before the new
year, old
memories stumble
upon even older
memories, overlap,
wrinkle, uninvited.
between resisting
and not resisting
is the acceptance
that they will arise
fewer and farther
between in the
years to come.
let them
kaleidoscope in
remembrance of us
.
20181230:2231
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: remembrance

we are studying

we are studying
purple asparagus at
the market, having

accepted that your favorite
bouquets are in the produce aisle
.
20180115:1932
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it is stated in countless

it is stated in countless
handbooks and hazard
identification trainings
that whenever a dust
layer of as little as one-
thirty-second of an
inch accumulates,
immediate cleaning is
warranted to prevent
combustion. i had often
thought that somehow, this
pain would be
useful, drawing close
each layer like a
comforter, a coat,
an armor, a potential,
not knowing enough
about chemistry
and vents
and letting go
.
20170322:2236
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i want to break it

i want to break it
to you slowly so that each
syllable lingers,
sinks in. i want to
break it to you
quickly so that the
speed of the words whips
up a centripetal force,
spinning away. i want
to break it to
you gently so that
there is no more
fear, only trust –
the known knowns
.
20161111:0051
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staying magical

staying magical
takes effort. to turn every
eighth word into a

seed, be intentional, listen
closely, accept new feelings
.
20161014:0803
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we cannot believe

we cannot believe
what has become of us
is
what we say before

and after, startled into
ignoring and accepting worse
.
20160919:0714
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day 13, early

day 13, early
morning – after the body has
accepted the call

of the wild at her window,
the city demands a return
.
20160906:0651
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