Tagged: distance

in the early days of

in the early days of
discovering
teleportation, people flocked
in and out of
cities, towns, endangered
ecosystems, any
place they could
imagine.
not even six months
in, people began
to make up new and old
excuses for why they
couldn’t drop in on
loved ones, spend any
more time than before
teleportation – tractor-beam
malfunction, severed spatial
eliminator widgets, quantum
dissociation syndrome,
the cost, work, dog duties.
the excuses couldn’t
have imagined better
champions, we can
stop imagining teleportation
.
20211109:1858
y

across the distance

across the distance
of countless shores, feelings get
clogged up, polluted

by proximate priorities –
we wait to be pulled closer
.
20210821:1422
y

you are

you are
gone, and we
are oceans
away, separated
by a global
pandemic, mandated
group quarantine, time,
electromagnetic
frequencies, and
chemical structure
the x, y, and z of
everyday coordinates
dissolve into more,
even more
dimensions as
memories discharge
.
20210810:2125
y

with distance comes a

with distance comes a
mysterious fondness – we
are made of nothing

but hope, hope, hope – transcending
time, best interests, and reason
.
20210711:1111
y

maybe we all long

maybe we all long
to understand the distances
between our mutual

universes – like fruits looking
yonder on an adjacent frond
.
20210618:1856
y

in the middle of

in the middle of
a pandemic, wondering
what restoration

feels like is a privilege
reserved for the back of the line
.
20210102:1316
y

on the first day of

two days before the

two days before the
new year, there is less bustling,
less homecoming, less

celebration, and more effort
to be together in spirit
.
20201230:0938
y

in a pandemic,

in a pandemic,
everyone is practicing
getting over the

hump of the holidays without
our loved ones – here’s to stuffing
.
20201228:2028
y

because we can stave

because we can stave
off hunger for much longer,
treasure these moments

when we are together, stow
them away for a rainy day
.
20201223:1553
y