Tagged: care

when our eyes begin

when our eyes begin
to age, will we receive a
prismatic sign? will

we feel tired, but not sleepy?
will we wish we’d taken more care?
.
20211203:2008
y

every year, dad prunes

every year, dad prunes
mama’s azalea bushes
carefully so that

they become perfectly rounded
buns well before mother’s day
.
20210509:2100
y

every three-point-two

every three-point-two
flights, we remember to ask
mom to prepare some

freshly cut apple pear slices
to soothe whatever the journey
.
20210129:1943
y

untold stories, when

on rainy mornings,

on rainy mornings,
we collect puddles, folding in
each corner with care

so that only the chosen
reflections spill when retrieved
.
20171009:1430
y

there are traditions

there are traditions
that have no
names, actions we
take to bind each
other, practice to
turn routine. we
are careful lest
knots come undone
.
20170523:2313
y

let’s break it to each

let’s break it to each
other slowly, iron out
each letter before
casting them into
words, meaning –
we might, just
might, catch ourselves
from spilling
.
20161001:2140
y

even with great care

even with great care
and painstaking
cultivation, there
will be differences
in response, variations
in growth, and
deviations to
the degree in
which one turns
towards the dark
.
20160825:1145
y

here, here, and here are

here, here, and here are
the places upon which we
are meant to stumble –

i will watch my steps, promise
you won’t hold on so tightly
.
20160517:0007
y

you once told me

you once told me
that you quit your
book club of
two because one of you
could never get your stories
straight, reading well
into the night –
no one
ever aims just
shy of fairytale
.
20151209:0752
y