Tagged: allow

butterflies stay still

butterflies stay still
for much longer than we give
them credit for – let’s

allow one another wings
and not be afraid to fly
.
20180224:2229
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let us simply wrap

i am fitting an

i am fitting an
entire season of changes
into a pressing

stillness – sit beside me, sun,
allow me to camouflage
.
20171128:1836
y

allow us to go

allow us to go
first for a
change

first to call
it for what it is,
–isms, -ists, -phobias
and listen.
because unfailingly,
we are the firsts
to call it
for what it isn’t,
to call each other
out, the go-to tool
for those accustomed
to the short straw
.
20171018:0926
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on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
20170222:1908
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being present takes

being present takes
practice –
it’s not so much
about catching
milliseconds
as they pass,
but allowing
them to slip
right through,
unhooked
by this, that,
and the other
.
20161204:2030
y

let us nurture the

let us nurture the
things we do not yet
know of each other –
memories saved in lost
pockets for rainy
days, chapters
that turn up on every
other corner
in the east village,
the strangeness
that only gets
stranger with
waiting – allow
us to earn
more questions
.
20161129:0753
y

if we were to press

if we were to press
into the possibilities,
time would put on
his favorite
cloak, allow
its edges to
brush every
temptation, leaving
a trail of
portals behind
.
20160926:0743
y

allowing something

allowing something
good to come
around is twice
as long as allowing
the worst – let’s
improve on
our technique
.
20151118:1031
y

with time, we learn to