Tagged: code

you are home after

you are home after
nineteen days, priorities
have promptly shifted –

the building code for handrails
has become one step too high
.
20190803:1159
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: code

the haves have a

the haves have a
singular way of
dedicating themselves
to the diagnosed
trials and tribulations
of the have-nots
when it’s
convenient,
corroborated,
and classifiable
in code. no new
language is
ever needed
for this tried-
and-true
tactical formula
.
20190312:2113
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: tactical

there are levels

there are levels
to these patterns
the human brain
sears onto a go-to
memory card
the image of
young urban
thing standing
in front of
establishment
with
the word trouble
i am asking you to
flip through several
cards down for
the one that is
grayer, with patterns
more painful
to access,
those invisible
interlocking systems
.
20180528:0943
y

there is a version

there is a version
of me who stays, i know it
by the way you speak

to me, in our secret language,
as if i had never left
.
20160127:0800
y

after some time, we

after some time, we
speak in code, give the alphabet
a little twist, or

a twirl, understanding that
it’s all in the delivery
.
20160121:0813
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we are rarely much

from the B.Q.E.,

from the B.Q.E.,
i am always seeing you
for the first time –
a rapid exchange
in morse code,
from windows to
window, rolled
down for
better decoding
.
20150927:1835
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here it is – the same

here it is – the same
code that makes us
human – is it the
similarities or
the differences that
make us want
to hurt each other
.
20150506:0927
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the body maintains

the body maintains
sorrow by running
batch commands
in mind-numbing
sequence, operations
that are memory-
hungry so that there is
no room to
err, to validate new
data, to awaken
from automation
.
20140323:1712
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under life’s imminent

under life’s imminent
force, grandpa pulled
away from
us, and we are
undone –
immeasurable
strands of DNA
from a double helix
unzipped and waiting
to be translated
once more –
into that
chuckle, a weakness
for the bitterest
tea, an
unbelievable
gentleness, and a gift
for choosing the
right words when
even the right
words will no
longer soothe
.
20130930:2325
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