Tagged: clean

when we said goodbye

when we said goodbye
to the Toona sinensis
and the Hibiscus

syriacus this afternoon,
no one came to pay their respects
.
20210622:1921
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in one way

in one way
or another,
we are all tethered
to greedland,
eating it up
in the same
fashion, trying
to set ourselves
apart by how
cleanly we wipe
our chins
after the feast
.
20180123:2213
y

between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
20180103:1940
y

let’s practice being

let’s practice being
intermittent –
like rain,
it provides
the best of
opportunities
.
20160608:2138
y

sunday morning at

sunday morning at
the laundromat,
we are thrust
into the arms of
jesus for the
love of everlasting
death, through the
suited-up pastor
on the corner tv,
asking us to surround
ourselves only
with good
people to live in
god’s destiny –
a perfect set-up
for facing a load
of dirty laundry
.
20160417:1241
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sneaking in a bath

sneaking in a bath
before sunrise, i have all
the hot water in

the world, and no one is waiting –
dreams shake loose, float towards the edge
.
20150425:0649
y

do not waste a single

do not waste a single
breath on knocking others
down –
let your heart be
clear, your
conscience
unpolluted
.
20150110:0008
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we are due for a

we are due for a
renewal, a clean
slate
, something
that looks less
like a disruptive
addiction or love
petered out and
more like a
newly oiled
machine, altogether
humming
.
20121114:0850
y

if there were

if there were
something left
for me
to crack, i would
consider
staying – but i am
clean, you’ve stopped
rubbing off, and
there is someone
else ringing
.
20100824:1954
y