Tagged: ceremony

here is the ceremony

here is the ceremony
of you, showing
up, bearing only
memories. here is
the ceremony of
us, sharing the
procedure
for
steeping the perfect
cup of tea over
a makeshift
conversation,
observing the
caesura that suddenly
appeared in our hearts
.
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the hummingbird rattles in

they sent you off so

they sent you off so
well, there is no room
for you to come
back. next to
crying, we still
laugh together best
.
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what a forlorn

what a forlorn
winter, turning our
comforting conversations
into ceremonial
ancestral worship
.
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some tie strings

some tie strings
to the earthshaking
events in their
lives to bookmark
change. i drop
anchor on the
smallest gestures

roofed rain

three fingers
near the rim
of a brown
teacup

a gentle insistence –

to find
my way back
.
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after all that

after all that
burning
and settling
it is duty
to pick the
bones out of
your cooling
ashes and into
your new, marble
skin, feet first.

how were you
able to remain
so still, tickled
by more than
a dozen pairs
of slippery
chopsticks
and after all these
years, i guess
now you
know, my dear
i have never learned
to hold them
correctly
.
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