Tagged: adulthood

mom and dad shuttle

mom and dad shuttle
the loom back and forth across the
fabric of our youth,

adolescence, adulthood – a
selvage against unravelings
.
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maybe sixty-point-

maybe sixty-point-
eight percent of humans have
fond memories of

a tree from their childhood or
adulthood – always looking up
.
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there will be

there will be
intersections that
force you to decide,
and decisions will
age you – perhaps
that was what the
adults were warning
us about – choosing
is not all it’s
cracked up to be
.
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back before we knew

back before we knew
how to trade, it was a box
of runts for ten
minutes on the inflatable
float. it is questionable
if we’ve learned
anything, grew out
of our childish ways
.
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a smile can cross the

a smile can cross the
distance – between childhood and
adulthood, now and

then, reticence and parti-
cipation, strangers and friends
.
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there’s a thirty

there’s a thirty
going on eight
feeling to loss –
one may argue
it’s the other way
around, but i’ve
never felt so
naive,
unsophisticated,
with newly skinned
knees and elbows
.
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the years gather like

the years gather like
pleats, pinned into
place hastily by the
unsteady fingers of
memory, only to
reveal that we are
no closer to
immortality
than we imagined
we would be
.
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imagination is

imagination is
often built on
the castoffs we
scout for on
the streets –
one or two kicks
away from full-
fledged street
football, three
to four sign
posts into a
race –
but even the best
of us will
rust, like the scrap
metal we collect
just because
someone imagined
it was once shiny
.
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the things that keep us

the things that keep us
young sometimes
go to extraordinary
measures to capture
our attention,
and, once
caught, it is
only a matter of
whether the shoe
still fits
.
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as you approach

as you approach
the intersection
between your
prime and childish
things, heaven
just appears
more often
out of nowhere
reaching out
.
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