Tagged: defense mechanisms

there is some stretching

they don’t tell you that

they don’t tell you that
with every decision comes a
shedding off of a

protective coat or a donning
of a layer – yes to both
.
20170525:2358
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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
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we serial binge

we serial binge
on one another, not yet
learning how to be
accountable
to our needs.
addiction looks
most like an accidental
next – whether your
finger was or was
not on the button
becomes more and more
inconsequential, two
to six conversations in
.
20161029:0506
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fifty-four reasons

fifty-four reasons
later, we will somehow forget
that we were aware –

an ocean of new old memories
attacking old memories
.
20160908:0745
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at the threshold of

at the threshold of
self-expansion, we tighten
and loosen our grip,

practice disconnecting as
if growth depended on it
.
20160827:1142
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we fumble with the

we never ask to

we never ask to
be more than a
distraction,
though we forget
to buckle one
another in
for the ride
.
20160715:0734
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maybe for a couple

maybe for a couple
of months, it’ll hurt.
maybe for a couple
more, i’ll still
notice. after
that, the body
promises relief
and release – life
contemplates
death in bite-sized
servings, small
addicting
doses
to propel life
towards death
.
20160711:2104
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here is a thing i

here is a thing i
do or am finding myself
newly doing, an
adding-on to my
life experiences
because of you –
after certain
deaths, a scouring
through the cloud,
gathering of data,
zeroes and ones,
for evidence, any
sign of neglect
when i could have
singlehandedly, if
not so effortlessly,
plucked this
future pain from
our hearts, an
unbelievably self-
preserving, ego-
centric, and
indulgent thought,
as if i could
wrap it securely
around my heart
to forget you
.
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