Tagged: adapt

perhaps the first breath

perhaps the first breath
taken after a hostage
situation is

more, even more expansive,
like scarred lungs learning to adapt
.
20210120:2022
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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
y

we are all at once

we are all at once
secure and insecure
about the space
between us –
with no agreed upon
unit of measurement,
we have to
negotiate every
vibration, adapt
to each curve,
swallow words
in different
combinations and feel
the push and pull
of acceleration
with a new gravity
.
20160826:2137
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when the system is

when the system is
working
for us, our minds
have long adjusted
as though
it has always been so,
so that with any
veering, we
grumble, squeal
along the curves,
allow logic to drag
.
20150720:0914
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even when we realize

even when we realize
we are young so long
as our parents are
young, we cannot
sidestep the eventual
ache, get out
from under that
gravity of
absence. it is
really up to us
to find the internal
knob, adjust
how we will loosen
in the wind
.
20130518:1005
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