Tagged: afternoon

afternoons in our

afternoons in our
backyard, the wasp tries the lock
again, two humming-

birds dive-bomb past the feeder,
a butterfly flaps its wings
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: lock

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every twenty-first

every twenty-first
wintry afternoon, allow us
to storm a lemon

poppy seed castle, fingers
glazed, mouths sweet and victorious
.
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when the sun sets at

when the sun sets at
four thirty-seven in the
afternoon, there is

no escaping the temperature
of loss, longing for the south
.
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on a pork shoulder

some moments carry

it has come to my

it has come to my
attention that
you sing when
moving from room to
room in the middle of
a quiet afternoon because
i scare easily. love is
adding to our repertoire
so that we can
become more
secondhand
fearless together
.
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in the morning, you

in the morning, you
started with, did you
hear…?
in the
afternoon, you
messaged me,
did you see…?
in the evening, you
turned to me, did
you read…?
yes,
i heard, i saw, i tried
not to read – daily,
pulling at and
readjusting this
knot in my stomach
so that i can still
stand straight, stop
bumping into this
monstrous
fight-or-flight
version of me
.
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