Tagged: first

you never forget

the dining table

the dining table
for the rest of our
lives, our first and
last, arrived
at sixteen minutes
past four this
afternoon, a
seventy-year-old
danish lady, with
a few wrinkles and
countless stories
tucked into
her sleeves, wrapped
carefully against the
first of december’s
chill, stepping out onto
the curb, in the
arms of gentle robert
.
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witnessing someone’s

witnessing someone’s
first taste of persimmon is
an envious thing –

how to capture that honey-
like, rich flavor anew once more
.
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curry is the first

curry is the first
recipe you need to take
away with you to

college – forget ramen, mac
and cheese, bring the potatoes
.
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the first december

the first december
in the new old home, we have
become privy to

the twilight dialogues between
the heat pipes crossing households
.
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the first and last time

the first step to change

the first step to change
is moving to the second
step – easier said
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: change

i am alive in

i am alive in
the first of february,
equally hopeful

and terrified, appealing
for someone to palm life’s coin
.
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frost clings to the first

allow us to go

allow us to go
first for a
change

first to call
it for what it is,
–isms, -ists, -phobias
and listen.
because unfailingly,
we are the firsts
to call it
for what it isn’t,
to call each other
out, the go-to tool
for those accustomed
to the short straw
.
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