Tagged: collective

here we are, soaring,

here we are, soaring,
carrying and being carried
by humanity,

each pulling only a parcel
of an untold collective weight
.
20210531:2233
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the broken purslane

the broken purslane
that stealthily hitchhiked home
with us and almost

died twice from a collective
neglect finally felt at home
.
20210310:2004
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even in the land of

even in the land of
the free, we collectively
grieve when no one
is stepping up to
lead us,
hide our sons and
daughters from our
neighbors, run directly
into traffic,
masked or unmasked, struck
by the myth of
heroes and villains
.
20201114:0622
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my six aunts and

my six aunts and
uncle gather around
grandma’s hospital
bed, allowing
the performance of
procedure to overtake the
art of living.
Their hands
are collectively
tied in the pursuit
of individual
blamelessness.

grandma looks
on, one against
six, a tube down
her throat, mindful
of cumulative losses.

as in every
situation, time
flexes its
muscles, taunting us
to hold on or let go
while duty,
devotion, and rivalry
measure us for both
.
20180512:1047
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every time we come

every time we come
back together, after spending
many moons apart,

there is a collective sigh,
a letting go of defenses
.
20170420:2301
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a thin slice of