Tagged: adaptation

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
y

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
y

lost things have

lost things have
a tendency
to grow
tendrils, dense
and unrestrained.
at a glance, it appears
superfluous, like
a tinseled wreath
of quarreling
afterthoughts,
but any Darwinian
understands the
clever adaptation
for getting
caught, for
succumbing to
memory’s hedge
.
20121216:1244
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