Tagged: concert

the first of september

the first of september
passes almost without
a sound, but
for the roar of
cicadas from
outside my
bedroom window,
handing off each
second, as if it were
the leader of the band
.
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in concert or in

in concert or in
space, time loses
friction – minutes
no longer rub
against each other,
seconds lose
their grip –
we hold on
more tightly
to one another
.
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the last time i dressed

the last time i dressed
up for you, we were
twenty-two
and unsure
of where we stood
with one another.
someone was playing
the piano on
stage, and, in the
dark, your
hand drifted
over. and then,
an entire
symphony.
only now
could we
recognize
the simplicity
.
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these earplugs that have

these earplugs that have
been with me since day
twenty-three are now
retiring from the
business of protecting
my eardrums in
concert, like
bouncers standing
guard, checking for
decibels and noise.
the new ones still
have to wait until
the sun goes down
.
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in concert, there ought

in concert, there ought
to be a rule about
keeping your shirt
on as a fan – no good
is coming out of
that one – especially
when the band
makes Top 10
with the most
stellar pits
.
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in concert, there ought

in concert, there ought
to be ankle monitors
for tall fans who
migrate – even a half-
centimeter should
cause some kind
of alert, force
the perpetrator
to get back
out of the line
of sight for the waves
of fans who have long
adjusted themselves
accordingly. seriously,
it’s a small recommendation
.
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some people become

some people become
their best selves when in
concert
– you, me,
and the single
lady up front
who just
dances
.
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