Tagged: extraction

to acknowledge that

to acknowledge that
power was extracted is
the beginning of

a reckoning, a decision
to be held accountable
.
20210311:1951
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with the luxury

with the luxury
of painkillers,
we pretend
our bodies can
endure anything –
a migraine,
a tooth extraction,
a pulled muscle,
the passage of time
.
20160604:1701
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at fifteen thousand

at fifteen thousand
rpm, our love separates
into identifiable phases.
starting with the heaviest
memories, we can
extract one or two
samples to be
processed for that
magical unknown.
it is a shame
that what remains
afloat, and likely to be
discarded, are several
years of aimless kisses
.
20130107:2255
y

the super believes in

the super believes in
cold showers as much
as i believe in the
tooth fairy –
i am bringing
my first extracted
wisdom tooth home
to my parents for
safekeeping. i am
standing underneath
a stream of
water
, cooling
my newest wound
.
20100727:2359
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