Tagged: couple

we were in the car,

we were in the car,
listening to The Cranberries,
like every third or
twenty-third newly and
nearly newly coupled,
lovestruck or not yet
requited, waiting
to grow older
while sitting
in the parking
lot of the universe –
Dolores felt like forever
.
20180116:0017
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maybe exactly

maybe exactly
is seeing ourselves from a
bird’s eye view, touching

and untouching, mornings in
the bathroom, getting ready
.
20160325:1051
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here are the years we

here are the years we
promised one another, the
majority of

days that are neither better
nor worse, only forgettable
.
20150312:1916
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two objects facing

two objects facing
each other cannot
point in the same
direction, yet
the pursuit of
falling madly
remains popular,
alive. chalk it up to
certainty to get it
wrong. perhaps
we are not meant
to be so sure of
something that
we can dedicate
our lives to it
.
20130208:0828
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learning to become

learning to become
familiar
means making
room for the changing
seasons
, a vigilant
embrace
for the scattering
of light
.
20121209:1315
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the neighbors upstairs

the neighbors upstairs
are rehearsing their
three a.m. scene
again – two
pairs of god-given
lungs made of the
same brilliant mettle,
awake and stirringly
alive, a private
performance
for
an audience of
at least twenty
families – he thinks
she’s overly
dramatic, she
thinks he should
go to hell, and
the majority of
the action
creaks stage left
.
20121022:0739
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order and chaos go

is it chemistry or

is it chemistry or
biology that draws
them here
every morning,
two by two,
on the banks of our
lake, like young
trespassers
in love
.
20120214:0850
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and the ice was

and the ice was
iridescent –
encasing
every imperfection

into that winter’s
eve, when love
was equivalent
to constant
motion, and –
true to any planetary
system – we found
ourselves locked
comfortably
into orbit
.
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