Tagged: awake

it’s two a.m., and

it’s two a.m., and
i cannot find sleep in a
last round of hide-and-

go-seek. playing in the dark
encourages avoidance
.
20220630:0225
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at the edge of sleep,

at the edge of sleep,
i am waiting for one of
your memories to

pull me down deeper, or is it
one of my memories, dead weight
.
20220630:0143
y

at four fifty-six

at four fifty-six
a.m., the sparrow starts its
daily chirps, calling

us away from sleep, we are all
the planet’s uninvited guests
.
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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
.
20220421:0147
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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
.
20220421:0137
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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
.
20220421:0128
y

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
.
20220421:0101
y

quarter keeping score,

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

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
20220327:0410
y

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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