Tagged: community

just like that, the plump-

just like that, the plump-
ness of you can carry the
plumpness of me – we

can all be lifted higher
when we are filled together
.
20210408:2035
y

every tragedy

every tragedy
forces us into tunnel
vision – it takes a

community to draw us
back out, save us from ourselves
.
20210405:2000
y

we are attempting

we are attempting
to speak with a single voice – no
group has ever built

unity underneath an
invisibility cloak
.
20210317:2027
y

it’s human to build

it’s human to build
shelter with whatever is
available to

us – a deck of cards, sand, snow,
the spirit, other people
.
20210224:2018
y

we gather in the

we gather in the
name of barbecue, seasoned
by our immigrant

preferences – every piece, cooked
low and slow, shares a story
.
20210117:1827
y

in times of crisis,

in times of crisis,
we build a community –
to borrow and share

sugar, flour, this rake, our
best pruning shears, a pitch fork
.
20210112:1923
y

we will still have joy

we will still have joy
when we are in community
with one another –

someone will start giggling,
then we will all fall apart
.
20200627:2200
y

to the extent that

we build community

we build community
with our mouths,
hands, and feet. we
can tear down
communities
with our words,
arms, and stance
.
20191115:1658
y

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stance

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
20170311:1013
y