Tagged: familiarity

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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perhaps at second

perhaps at second
glance, a familiarity,
crossing the decades
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: familiarity

we will always be

we will always be
hooked on the
familiarity of
the long
road home
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: familiarity

on the first day of

on the first day of
spring, you
returned to us,
suddenly
fatherless. there
are parts of us
that will dance
around recognizing
parts of you
because no one
wants to claim
a familiarity
to loss
.
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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
.
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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
.
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for six months, Citi

for six months, Citi
has been sending me
embossed invitations to
increase my credit
limit, courtesy of
age and the dental
bills that accompany
a life of chewing none
too thoughtfully. with
a bit of wear and
tear, the texture
becomes quite
delicious, that familiar
corporate-identity-
blue (Pantone 288)
laced across the
buttercreamy envelope,
like icing on a cake –
my fingers are
just as dirty
.
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you came back to the

you came back to the
city from a week at the
lakes smelling
different, new. at first
we thought it was
nature, the woods,
fresh air, and then
maybe the hotel soap.
by evening, we
identified it as
sunscreen and,
while you unpacked, i
was able to put away
the thought of
separation, restock
the shelf behind
our bathroom
mirror with all
of your familiar things
.
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for seven stops on

for seven stops on
the L-train this morning, we
read our books, sneaking

in the tiniest expressions
just for each other to translate
.
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