Tagged: excuses

days after the snow

days after the snow
storm, in the middle of a
pandemic, we will

find the excuses stacking
up at the foot of our door
.
20210204:1952
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we are ninety-three

we are ninety-three
traditions away from under-
standing each other,

sixty excuses from trying,
one yield away from accepting
.
20201217:2047
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Spielberg, Harvey… and

Spielberg, Harvey… and
God goes the current tally
for Oscar acknowledgements.
not knowing anything
about Spielberg,
Harvey and God as both
Punisher and Redeemer
take the win
.
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sooner or later,

sooner or later,
or for some time already,
we will find ourselves
in the same shoes, one
against the faceless
many who conjure
corporate legalese
that secures them
a place at the table –
in the board room,
we are all little men,
forgetting
and unforgetting
we do this to ourselves
.
20170411:0752
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afterwards, we lie

afterwards, we lie
in bed, trading
reasons why
we would never work –
when you reach one
million and three,
i gather up the
sheets and say let’s
do this again
some other time
.
20140306:2223
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we can call it an

we can call it an
accident – the way
we prepare
to distance
ourselves, the good-
bye before
the farewell, the
parting before
the departure.
somehow, we
uncover more
layers than
anticipated, and bodies
begin to invent
excuses
where none were
required before
.
20140305:0840
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there is something

there is something
about the
airport that sucks
an entire day
away, tucks it into
the little granular
pockets sewn into
the inside of its
black hole –
something that
brings people
together, or tears
people away
from their
better selves
.
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