Tagged: action

to acknowledge that

to acknowledge that
power was extracted is
the beginning of

a reckoning, a decision
to be held accountable
.
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perhaps shaken, not

perhaps shaken, not
stirred
is the epitome of
privilege – the difference

between taking a moment to
recalibrate and action
.
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we are watering

we are watering
down
the
violence daily,
there is
no hope,
only action
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: watering

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
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awareness is not

awareness is not
action – this morning,
over the toilet bowl,
recognizing that the
body will eventually
act, revolt,
when administered
enough poison
.
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within the realm of

within the realm of
impossibility, we
are all called to dream –

let me be a part of yours
as you are a part of mine
.
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even between

even between
the things we
say and the things we
mean to say
are differing
realities, inseparable
perceptions
.
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there are declarations

there are declarations
of love that never
find the words –
nothing is so
well-versed
all the time – even
geese sometimes lose
symmetry in the
middle of the
night, but they
don’t stop trying
.
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the neighbors upstairs

the neighbors upstairs
are rehearsing their
three a.m. scene
again – two
pairs of god-given
lungs made of the
same brilliant mettle,
awake and stirringly
alive, a private
performance
for
an audience of
at least twenty
families – he thinks
she’s overly
dramatic, she
thinks he should
go to hell, and
the majority of
the action
creaks stage left
.
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