Tagged: apart

every time we come

every time we come
back together, after spending
many moons apart,

there is a collective sigh,
a letting go of defenses
.
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perhaps we are all two,

perhaps we are all two,
three, fifty-three selves
meeting and unmeeting.
who’s to say holding
it together is better
than allowing some
selves to fray, get
caught, tangled in
another’s edges,
so that when we are
pulled apart, gathering
up our separate
threads, there
will be remnants,
a change in color
or texture, weight
or pattern, a natural
weathering
that somehow
strengthens us
.
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the years stack themselves

the years stack themselves
neatly, not so neatly, so
that we can expect

to meet again and again,
invent new ways to take off
.
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there is nothing quite

there is nothing quite
like wanting to be near when
we are apart – let

this to be something to chew
on when we are together
.
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on the lunar

(for grandpa)

on the lunar
calendar, we
are celebrating
our birthdays
today, just one
world away
from each
other,
which feels
like multitudes,
on and off
the system
for counting
so many days
apart
.
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a week away from

a week away from
you, and a week
ahead, i am
balancing the
two sides of
home, as if i were
somewhere
in an outer-
outer borough
.
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we practice stretching