Tagged: environment

in the shadows, we

every third hour, there

i have been caught

i have been caught
grinding my teeth
in the middle of the
night again. you reach
over and massage my
cheeks, pulling me
back from worlds
and worlds away. i
return to you, covered
in the elements –
exiting the universes
we create always
takes some strength,
ample resistance

it turns out that our

it turns out that our
arms cannot keep one
another’s dragons
at bay. the evenings
are the hardest, as we
climb into bed, carrying
this new weight. the
mornings are the hardest,
as we wake up most
vulnerable, bracing
for a bruising day.
the hours in between
are the hardest, as we
try out every combination
of love and resistance,
endeavoring not to harm
each other in every way

let us focus on being

let us focus on being
whole though not
any less
broken together –
it takes a good
to see the light,
to find a reason
for bringing
our pieces closer

in a parallel

in a parallel
universe, it is still the
weekend, and because
we live comfortably
and are doing something
as normal as holding
a garage sale,
we are worried
about the color
of our skin
over the
of sharing
perceived treasures

even with great care

even with great care
and painstaking
cultivation, there
will be differences
in response, variations
in growth, and
deviations to
the degree in
which one turns
towards the dark