Tagged: distance

birds grow suspicious

birds grow suspicious
when a camera lens is pointed
at them – fifty-six

yards, binocular vision
to binocular vision
.
20220613:2030
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between the old man

between the old man
snoring and the younger man
pacing the wooden

floorboards from above, we learn to
coexist, one night at a time
.
20220215:0545
y

pain stretches across

pain stretches across
all distances – we pretend
we can shake it off

while rounding this marker or
that marker – it ain’t that easy
.
20220106:2029
y

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
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on the first day of