Tagged: coincidence

perhaps more

perhaps more
than any of it
all, more than
education and
income brackets,
more than
compatibility and
the stars, more
than all the
coincidences
and preferences,
is the comfort
of shorthand
and shortcuts.
here’s to the
ninety-percent of
the things i don’t
say that still make
their way to you
.
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because everything

let us look for signs

i am awake in

i am awake in
this universe, absently
pulling at
a single stitch in
the hem of my
skirt –
we are meeting,
not meeting,
meeting again
in at least three-
hundred-and-
thirty-nine
universes
.
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y

along the road to

the fire drill brought

when i start using

when i start using
coincidence as bait,
the universe will soon
dangle off my fish
hook like a long lost
lover, looking for
the quickest way
home.

watch out for
me when i start
digging for
coincidences
like that –
be on to me
.
20100227:2123
y

20080326

the sound
of snow repeatedly
pressed
like a panini, with toasted
tracks left in the wake
of succulent
steps –

the thought
of grandma
finally being able
to afford
a new set of
teeth
at seventy-eight –

the look
on the new barber’s face
down in the
hole-in-the-wall
as he received
his one-hundred-percent
tip –

the bowl
of congee
waiting at the end
of the day, hot
with scallion
pearls and roasted
peanuts –

the magic
of you
stopping time on the train
tuesday morning
suspending the count-
down to tardiness
with a look
.
20080326:2203
y