Tagged: anticipation

our skin is wired

our skin is wired
with neurons devoted to
the most fleeting of
touches –
it’s how we are able
to feel the last second
of the year
with so much
joy, so much fear
.
20160101:1731
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the future is layered

the future is layered
with the unknown,
in a state of powdered
sugar perfection,
like a forkful
of fine pastry,
readied at
the mouth – the
present is watering
.
20140629:1629
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i want to break

i want to break
it to you slowly,
quickly, every
other second
like i am two
selves vying
for the same

plot twist –
you laugh, but
you don’t see
it coming
.
20140319:0306
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i count down

i count down
the days
spent in black
and white, fashioned
on the edge
of your arrival –
spectacular, in
Technicolor
.
20131114:0839
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you have a theory

you have a theory
on how to bend
time
, and it involves
everything but
commitment.
the neighbors
upstairs can
probably hear
us spiraling,
but our mouths
are gifts we
give each other
.
20130927:1636
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there are a half

there are half
a dozen places where
you feel least
safe – half a dozen dark
alleyways gridlocked
proportionally to
the countdown in
your heart,
the hundredth
thing that could go
wrong
when crossed
at the intersection

of your brain
.
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