Tagged: cool

october enters

october enters
with fanfare, more or less than
september, staking

its territory with an
undeniable coolness
.
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the ac turns on

the ac turns on
and off, thermostat set at
eighty-two, running

water is steps away, we brew
a pot of fare trade coffee

(as if we were making
a difference)
.
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we feel mostly hope-

we feel mostly hope-
less, against the tides of time,
quenching, creeping up,

cooling, choking, covering,
to be swept away, in time
.
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mama’s azalea

mama’s azalea
bushes line up for winter’s
inspection, a cool

nudge before a dramatic
entrance, blushing towards the light
.
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at arm’s length, we are

at arm’s length, we are
comfortable with offering
one another some

form of blessing. any closer,
and we lose our sheltered cool
.
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autumn finds us

we insist on being

we insist on being
uncool, so that it’s always
a surprise, like when
the electronic claw comes
down and pulls us out of so
much plush and stuffed
doubt, even on the first try
.
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in the shower this

in the shower this
morning, i am
slowly turning
the knob towards
C for the final
rinse, so that when
i close my eyes,
i have a direct tap
into the atlantic
.
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on this side of

on this side of
sky, the air is
crisp, windy,
and some
blues can still
use a bit
of polishing
to better reflect
your cool smile
.
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the recipe for

the recipe for
stretching
time always
calls for
one to
two scoops
of ice cream,
there’s really no
substitute for
the rich,
sweetly cool
seconds acquired
.
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