Tagged: defense

the robins that built

the robins that built
its nest in the crook of our
white dogwood tree stayed

alert, with squirrels advancing –
no one knew the aftermath
.
20210719:1639
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the robin in our

the robin in our
yard is anti-social – having
marked our home as his

home, he defends our land all
day, atop his dogwood perch
.
20210623:0500
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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
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mom and dad vowed to

mom and dad vowed to
tighten up any loosened
screws before bed each
night so that we would
have another
chance by morning,
not be defenseless
.
20170618:1258
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hearts that stick it out

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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even now, we are

even now, we are
rehearsing this newest
compulsion to
rebalance, a
gentle pressure to
resist,
but not so much
.
20170416:2241
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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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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
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to swallow or not

to swallow or not
to swallow,
that is the question,
lying in the dark,
sore throat,
cold fully
transferred, data
received,
body encoding
.
20151219:0841
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