Tagged: disturbance

in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, drip, drip, drip – the brain
attaches itself,

logging on, tapping in, waiting
for the next awakening drip
.
20200920:1245
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so much pain and love

so much pain and love
goes into a real shouting
match – a lifetime spent

fueling each other can wake
even the neighbors, naturally
.
20161118:0142
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some adjustments mask

some adjustments mask
the pain better than others –
how the mind goes from

setting one to setting two
or three is all in the wrist
.
20160803:0303
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periodically,

periodically,
the heart gets loosened, rattles
in the middle of

the night, to a mysterious
rhythm, waking everything
.
20160803:0222
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5:08 a.m., i am awake,

5:08 a.m., i am awake,
5:18 a.m., the birds are
awake. we converse in
brainwaves, not to leave
out the man in the truck
braking at the light,
the old woman collecting
discarded bottles along
the block, and the overcast
sky, withholding
rain and my slumber
.
20160505:0527
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two a.m. in the

two a.m. in the
morning, christmas eve or day – it’s
all a blur, lying

awake in the dark, high sixties,
three mosquito bites in winter
.
20151225:0235
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like a collector

like a collector
of sounds, i am penciling
in 5:42 A.M. in a
box the size of my
heart for when the
birds started calling
to one another this
morning, at once
hopeful and urgent
.
20150522:0606
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waking before the

waking before the
6:32 sunrise is
like walking along
the corridors of the
music building and
searching for an
available practice
room through
eavesdropping.
the hallway is a
symphony, and somehow,
when the sun finally
rises, all the birds
fall silent,
except that one,
and you know for sure
that you are awake
.
20150521:0646
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crashing along the

crashing along the
edge of
morning, sleep-
drenched rhythms –
soft pedaling of
brakes, a flap of
wings, the alarm
beating out a message:
dove ho visto te
.
20150514:0912
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i am mostly afraid

i am mostly afraid
of having to call it
harassment –
i see you coming
and pull out
headphones,
knowing still
that you won’t
stop until you
get an answer –
naming something
gives it breath,
and once again,
damned if you do
damned if you don’t
.
20150429:1050
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