Tagged: certainty

there is never as

there is never as
much certainty for the future
than at the turn of

the new year, when we know that
this too shall pass, then we wait
.
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there is beauty in

we will never be

uncertainty can

uncertainty can
catch us
with any one
of her many
devices –
a hook, a net,
a parapet,
certainty
by telegram
.
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years later,

years later,
you are ready,
i am not –
and we realize
that only in moments
like these were
we ever going
to be certain
of each other
.
20151018:0923
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the last time i dressed

the last time i dressed
up for you, we were
twenty-two
and unsure
of where we stood
with one another.
someone was playing
the piano on
stage, and, in the
dark, your
hand drifted
over. and then,
an entire
symphony.
only now
could we
recognize
the simplicity
.
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two objects facing

two objects facing
each other cannot
point in the same
direction, yet
the pursuit of
falling madly
remains popular,
alive. chalk it up to
certainty to get it
wrong. perhaps
we are not meant
to be so sure of
something that
we can dedicate
our lives to it
.
20130208:0828
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we are born

we are born
unequal
– the young
man being verbally
abused by his
mother on the
train is not the
fourteen-year-old
girl being
intimately
questioned on the
sidewalk by her
social worker is not
the sweetheart in her
mother’s doting
arms is not the
college-bound
boy learning to be
brave on his
own – we are
born unequal,
and even then,
none of it
is for certain
.
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there are a handful

there are a handful
of things
about keeping
time that leaves
uncertainty –
springing forward,
falling back,
marking the
certainty
of your death
on two calendars.
if tonight’s moon
looks like the same
moon that took
you, give
us a sign that
time will move on
.
20120127:0814
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i could improve

i could improve
you
with certainty –
something tells me
that at least in the
prelude to
this dance,
you want to be led
.
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