Tagged: building

it’s human to build

it’s human to build
shelter with whatever is
available to

us – a deck of cards, sand, snow,
the spirit, other people
.
20210224:2018
y

snow builds power in

snow builds power in
every crevice, on every
surface, we can sit

back and watch the contortions and
wonder how it does it so cold
.
20210205:1947
y

our new old neighbors

our new old neighbors
have moved just a little bit
closer – listen to

where the floorboards creak, count the
paces between quietudes
.
20210110:1618
y

part of gathering

part of gathering
expertise is pulling in
what you know, what might

eventually escape if
you are negligent, careless
.
20200922:2249
y

the structures in which

the structures in which
we play, stretch and bend time, mold
memories, will give

us away – if not by their
longevity, then their decay
.
20200102:1854
y

gathering the right

gathering the right
ingredients for something
takes time – here is a

week – fill it in with details,
build it a lemony spine
.
20150605:0807
y

floor after floor,

from the lumber yard

from the lumber yard
of our hearts, they send
out truckloads of
orders every hour
on the hour
to
keep up with the
demand for constant
change. the challenge
remains in the
steadiness of those
hands to get the job
cut to specification
free of nicks and
dents. there are
moments when we
are so vulnerable
.
20130418:0853
y

it takes six tweezers, three

it takes six tweezers, three
screwdrivers, two bottles of
glue, one good wire snip,
a spool of longing, a bouquet
of drill bits, needles, and pins,
an anchor of kisses, and twelve
years to carve this wonder, hold
taut confusion, wrap joy
close, fold breathlessness
for two beats
before raising the masts
of those early days
waking up new
and near,
unfurling the sails of
an eternal spring
in a bottle
for the long journeys away
from you, my home
.
20121211:1326
y

part of embracing

part of embracing
the city is knowing
the corners and nooks
across the faces
of a handful of
buildings
,
familiarizing
yourself with the
way the sun climbs
along the city’s
spine and lifts
off, panting
.
20110227:1632
y