Tagged: count

there is a jelly

there is a jelly
bean-sized wild thing tucked into
every twenty-sixth

scenario – you turn the
page, teetering on spilling
.
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i was never good

i was never good
at guessing the number of
jelly beans in a

jar, and so began the habit
of counting everything else
.
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counters have a hard

counters have a hard
time comprehending non-counters –
what do you mean you

don’t know how many, how much,
when we will run out, what’s enough?
.
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rounding the corner

rounding the corner
to a coronavirus
anniversary,

we cannot believe our eyes
and ears, we are losing count
.
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one hundred granny

one hundred granny
smith apples in the pantry
translate to having
options – some for giving
away, some for eating
as is, some for apple
sauce, some for
baking – seventy-
six granny smith
apples in the pantry
.
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we tiptoe around

we tiptoe around
time, count up and count down each
month, day, hour, minute,

trying not to disturb a
fictional equilibrium
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: equilibrium

day 438,

day 438,
marriage looks like you looking
at me looking at

you – across the room, some kind of
kaleidoscopic camouflage
.
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t-minus two days

every third door is

every third door is
a mystery, just like knowing
what you are going

to say before you say it and
then, suddenly, not knowing
.
20180109:1628
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it’s almost always

it’s almost always
a surprise, coming upon
fishermen, counting,

sorting, measuring, debating
over, waiting for their catch
.
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