Tagged: cut

in the middle of

in the middle of
every haircut, there is an
opportunity

to go shorter, no, even
shorter – have hair, will travel
.
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three weeks later, i

three weeks later, i
realize we are under
attack. i want to
warn you. instead,
i cut my thumb
grating ginger
this morning, a
momentary relief
.
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even a minor

even a minor
cut bleeds
like nobody’s
business, giving
platelets
a run for
their money
.
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this morning, grating

this morning, grating
ginger – a small cut, blood for
blood – yesterday’s dead

cockroach haunting me. i pretend
this makes us at all even
.
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for the fortunate,

the pain doesn’t come

slice into each

slice into each
hour for meaning,
make sure the minutes
are ripe –
they need not
all be at their
juiciest, but
don’t be afraid
if the spray
gets in your eye –
savor the jolt,
then resume
.
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q: how many stuntmen

q: how many stuntmen
does it take to pull
yourself out of a
maximum security
bed, karate
chop through the
morning rituals
and hightail it
through a flaming
door or window
before the director
says cut?

a: half a dozen –
five to pull you
out of bed while
the other goes
through the motions
.
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the day after the

i have my mother’s

i have my mother’s
hydrangeas in mind when
i write this – the way
she carries in only
the lost ones and brings
them to light
.
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