Tagged: awake

six-forty-five and

at the end of the

at the end of the
night, i store all of these pinpricks
in my heart, absorbed,

melted down into coarser,
even coarser elements, pray
.
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the people we know

the people we know
and love, loved, still love are quite
easily the same

people who shoot to kill – warning:
not-an-intruder alert
.
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no data for this

no data for this
period is a salve, a
sign, a red flag, an

opening, an invitation,
an absence, a veiled presence
.
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at the end of the

at the end of the
day, you will be left with no
choice but to play the

white card – neighbor, friend, lover,
in-law, student, colleague, stranger
.
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quarter keeping score,

quarter keeping score,
the neighbor and i wake each
other up in the

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
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in mama’s garden,

in mama’s garden,
the camellias wake up before
anyone else, stretch

towards the sun in their winter
layers, waiting to go out
.
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between the old man

between the old man
snoring and the younger man
pacing the wooden

floorboards from above, we learn to
coexist, one night at a time
.
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our neighbor who gets

our neighbor who gets
up at four a.m. to take
calls with a global

workforce is most likely a
baritone, reaching for our sleep
.
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it is looking more and

it is looking more and
more likely that
we have been weighing
the wrong things, counting
and measuring
that which is
not easily
quantifiable, things we
can’t wrap our heads
around. we have
disassociated, splintered,
fractured ourselves for
too long to contain
so much, we can’t
be reliable data
within these set
values, even words
are no longer
enough, nor
meaningful
.
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