Tagged: detachment

you are meditating

you are meditating
while i peel into fifteen
pomegranates, looking
for a pattern, a rhythm,
a mantra to latch
onto that could
somehow make the
detachment effortless
.
20201019:1833
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reflecting on the

reflecting on the
impermanence of it all, i
will not endeavor

to stick around longer than
rationed by time, seek attachments
.
20170430:1733
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there are a lot of

there are a lot of
things that i don’t
say – like how even
with you, i get
lonely sometimes,
or how i prefer
the loneliness
to making a run
for it – okay,
maybe only one
or two things
.
20160814:1303
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in place of the sun

in place of the sun
or the moon
in our town,
we have the
empire state to the
north, the one
world trade
to the south.
in place of the
tranquility of
non-attachment
,
we have anchored
ourselves in the
center divvying
up a flood
of memories
.
20140816:1032
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there can be only

in every morning

in every morning
and little lesions of the
afternoon, we shrug

each other off, a gesture
essential to becoming
.
20130118:1657
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if i could, i would like to

if i could, i would like to
break down, fasten the ends
of the things we know best
about each other to a thousand
parachutes and let go. but
most interventions are
traps – the evening sky
holds the same stars and,
despite inexhaustible
interpretations, our
bolero, the same notes
.
20130116:0844
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there is irony

even the sunset

even the sunset
is but a momentary
scroll, when unrolled, peels

across the fleeting sky, why
would we be any different
.
20121227:1513
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