Tagged: bodies

less than a week in,

less than a week in,
and our bodies are already
heavy, no, even

heavier, holding it to-
gether, for this many more days
.
20210107:2012
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in a typical

in a typical
day, thirty-seven trillion
cells accumulate

trillions of new mutations –
our bodies can’t play it safe
.
20200312:2125
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the heart, troubled, can

the heart, troubled, can
fool itself and companion
organs to help speed
its demise. it’s a lose-
lose situation, stretching to
compensate, stretching
to compensate –
in the end, our
bodies are altogether
witness, criminal, and
location of a drowning
.
20170323:2215
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we will secretly

we will secretly
worry, lose
a night of sleep
here and there, hope
our bodies can
recover enough
every morning
so that we
may never be
this careless again
.
20161122:0749
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time often leaves us

time often leaves us
stranded, especially in
moments like these, when

all synapses are firing,
but our bodies remain still
.
20150714:0858
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six-fifty-seven-

six-fifty-seven-
p.m., a moment of
convergence, we
sweat in such
close
proximity, a
redundancy
of curves –
arms, necks,
legs – six-
fifty-eight
.
20140710:0846
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first light rises with

first light rises with
a flap of elephant
wings, stirs
the bedroom
curtains to uncover
the embrace
at its most
vulnerable spell
.
20140526:0754
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we can call it an

we can call it an
accident – the way
we prepare
to distance
ourselves, the good-
bye before
the farewell, the
parting before
the departure.
somehow, we
uncover more
layers than
anticipated, and bodies
begin to invent
excuses
where none were
required before
.
20140305:0840
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we are most alone

we are most alone
when we are lying
so close to each
other, we cannot
grasp why
we are
still apart
.
20140206:2331
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our bodies are made

our bodies are made
to hold down
secrets.
for some, it takes time
to build up
tolerance.
for others, it comes
naturally, with no
perceived limitations,
no instinctual need
to purge.
but bodies are
mysterious, and some
secrets, overwhelming.
it’s a draw on which
will break down first,
risk harm, balance.
beware of
slurred speech
.
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