Tagged: alive

as long as we are

as long as we are
alive, it will never stop –
this need to feed and
be fed –
we look to our
allies, when we
should be looking
for accomplices
.
20200625:2039
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i am alive in

i am alive in
the first of february,
equally hopeful

and terrified, appealing
for someone to palm life’s coin
.
20180201:2141
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we were in the car,

we were in the car,
listening to The Cranberries,
like every third or
twenty-third newly and
nearly newly coupled,
lovestruck or not yet
requited, waiting
to grow older
while sitting
in the parking
lot of the universe –
Dolores felt like forever
.
20180116:0017
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we made a pact,

we made a pact,
twenty days
into the new year,
that we would keep
our resolutions
simple – just
stay alive
.
it’s quite
obvious
we’ve never
had to make
resolutions before
.
20170130:2009
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, we
deal with sudden
pain the only way we know
how – Vivienne, screaming
at the top of your
fifteenth-month-old
lungs for ten minutes
at a quarter to two
makes as much
sense as any
while the rest of us lie
achingly still
in the dark, perhaps
hoping to be picked up
.
20170118:0204
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in every way, the

in every way, the
heart settles in and begins
to ache, there is really
no way around it –
as long as we are able
to hold onto
memories,
you will call me from
the opposite side
of the world, and
the sadness will
be unbearable
.
20170116:2105
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the beginning most

the beginning most
closely resembles the end –
we look for something
to hang onto – a harness,
a hook, a habit, a hand
.
20161205:1743
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so it’s true, we will

so it’s true, we will
die as magically as
we lived – let every

autumn be a reminder,
every memory, a test
.
20161121:0749
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the night,
you come for my
guitar, inviting
me to howl
for the sake of
being alive
.
20141003:0844
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every arrival comes