Tagged: familiar

here is a new old

here is a new old
chapter that we are mostly
relieved to return

to – the words sound familiar,
the tone, still aspirational
.
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becoming familiar

becoming familiar
with new streets starts
with forgetting old
ones, making room
for new turns and
bumps in the road,
so that there is less
chance for
tripping and falling,
getting lost – still,
we need more time
.
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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
.
20201104:1809
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the american

the american
dream
is just that –
there will be a
familiar and always
faceless character
doggedly
daring you to wake
up. set your own
alarm, stop sleeping,
wake up, wake up
.
20200423:0752
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in that lumberyard

in that lumberyard
of dreams, we still graze each other
imperfectly, knots

and all, finding familiar
patterns in the grain, such weakness
.
20180204:1339
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every third door is

every third door is
a mystery, just like knowing
what you are going

to say before you say it and
then, suddenly, not knowing
.
20180109:1628
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meeting savannah

on day eighty-five,

on day eighty-five,
doubt looks too familiar,
perhaps closer to

day sixty, smiling like thirty,
naïve like eight, aching like one
.
20171114:1622
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mom brings beauty

on the tip of your

on the tip of your
tongue are words you save up to
say, like a demure

posy, a surprise learning
to become so familiar
.
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