Tagged: defense mechanism

perhaps beneath all

perhaps beneath all
the layers of being human
is humanity –

it takes tremendous patience
to peel back much of the husk
.
20210504:2259
y

every third hour, there

every third hour, there
is a slow sliding into
contentment, or an

okayness with the world, being
alive is a navigation
.
20170412:0726
y

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
20170311:1013
y

maybe it is as

maybe it is as
you say –
the unfamiliar
becomes familiar
after some time.
and so,
when i look
at you, every
atom intentionally
turns
three-quarters
resistant, enough
to preserve that
mystery, stay
inescapably
enchanted
.
20161003:2207
y

we fumble with the

daily, the ratio of our

daily, the ratio of our
defenses to foreign
invasions appears
balanced. without
acknowledging the
expectation, we are
often surprised
when we break down
.
20160308:0759
y

more often than not,

more often than not,
we settle in or brace ourselves
by the look of the

horizon – even from a
distance, we think we feel or know
.
20160224:0805
y

even bees learn to

even bees learn to
swallow the trauma for a
little while – never

finding a way home is also
a defense mechanism
.
20151031:1515
y

there is a natural

there is a natural
tightening of the heart, a
steeling of nerves at

the point of departure – it looks
like you and me leaning away
.
20150602:0027
y

we were all strangers

we were all strangers
once – for the brave,
the opportunity comes
more often –
a combination
of fear and
joy, a malleable
unease
to forge into
laughter
.
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y