Tagged: daily

protecting one’s heart

you and i practice

we are debating

we are debating
hunger, while aiming for a
higher requisite –

morning, noon, and night, the same
needs – opening, closing
.
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i know you see, but do not

i know you see, but do not
notice the way our
toothbrushes lie
together on the bathroom
counter, touching,
parallel, pointing in
opposite directions,
and still, casting only one
shadow, like lovers
whispering
solely to each other
.
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you can’t fight your way

you can’t fight your way
to the front of the train doors
and not budge once you’ve

stepped through – i guess everyone
has their own form of sanity
.
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part of a masked hero’s

part of a masked hero’s
job always remains
hidden and unthought-
of
– the part where he
is setting the alarm
before bed, she is
putting on
SPF 30 to walk
the dog, he is ironing
his insignia, and –
just between you
and me – they are
comic strip happy
.
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every day he is

every day he is
on the train by six
twenty-eight, out of
the car by eight thirty-
two, but more than
anything, he measures
the time passing
by how long he can
hide, in plain view,
with as little
disturbance
as life could muster
.
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a bag of groceries

a bag of groceries
is just another
bag of
groceries
unless
it has been trying
for days to
escape
the
weight of the
contents of which
it holds – those
stretch marks
are so
unbecoming
.
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i hold myself

i hold myself
together on the
platform, i hold
myself together
on the train, i
hold myself
together at work.
i hold myself
together,
forgetting.
ask me to let
go, ask me to
let go
when i arrive
.
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