Tagged: exchange

dad and his ruby-

dad and his ruby-
throated hummingbirds have an
age-old exchange – quid

pro quo – the language of love,
the language for survival
.
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we ask the world of

how equitable

you arrived in new

you arrived in new
york city from somewhere warm,
argentina, asked

us to take you to bubble
tea – we left footprints in the snow
.
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when one allium

when one allium
head bumps into another
allium head, what

mysteries do they exchange
in that quiver of purple haze
.
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at the end of the

at the end of the
day, i might come over for
coffee, you’ll knock on
the door for
a hammer, we will
exchange all
of the familiar
things without
touching the places
that are sore
.
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we will memorize

we will memorize
one another’s histories
all wrong, not because

we haven’t tried, but because
we may have tried much too hard
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: histories

back when we used to

back when we used to
exchange letters, everything
was more – like meeting

in grand central this november,
recalling the length of your hair
.
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let’s be up to our

let’s be up to our
eyeballs in denial, free is
never quite free, once

you’ve strapped in for the ride, exchanged
parts of you that make up the whole
.
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i am opening

i am opening
a fresh package of
candied pinto
beans and
remembering
how you used to
carry them overseas,
from grandma to
grandma to
granddaughter,
hand to hand to
hand, an exchange
all at once
familiar and
unfamiliar, a
sugar-coated
nostalgia
.
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