Tagged: errands

in the beginning was

in the beginning was
the word, and the word
was stella, rapping so
gently at my
window with her icy
knuckles this morning –
despite forecasts
and city shutdowns
and a state of emergency
declaration and thousands
of plows deployed
across the boroughs,
and lining up outside
grocery stores under
a cool blue sky –
despite everything, still
leaning on her southern
charm, like a new art form
.
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in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, the mind runs
errands the body
pretends to know
nothing about,
reshuffles everything
we’ve said or felt or
said we’ve felt
so that there are
new hands to play
by morning, with
over two-point-five
million possibilities
hidden beneath
our poker faces
.
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afternoon rain –

afternoon rain –
we have our system
down: separating,
filling, folding,
forming
dumplings
until we can return
to the lake to
become
weightless,
with dinner solved
.
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morning arrives, needing

the day’s errands

the day’s errands
compress and
expand on a
repeated motif,
with very little
improvisation

like an accordion,
breaking into
an afternoon
.
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we curve to meet

we curve to meet
time where it is most
unstable, distributing
the molecules
of
milliseconds
evenly so that
no errand escapes
.
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life rarely

life rarely
pierces
the same
place twice –
don’t be
daft, remove
the cape, it
doesn’t take
a hero
to
get it right
.
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