Tagged: force

the foreseeable

the foreseeable
future forces us to put
our dreams on hold, wedge

our imagination in
dark places, stop breathing in
.
20210226:2106
y

it takes a bit of

i made you say i

i made you say i
love you
so
i wouldn’t have to
guess. when i feed it
to the spectrometer
tonight, we will be
able to analyze
purity versus
pressure, measure the
intensity of each peak.
for this, the organic
chemistry lab was
worth the pretty penny
.
20170225:0108
y

i want to break it

i want to break it
to you slowly so that each
syllable lingers,
sinks in. i want to
break it to you
quickly so that the
speed of the words whips
up a centripetal force,
spinning away. i want
to break it to
you gently so that
there is no more
fear, only trust –
the known knowns
.
20161111:0051
y

time forces us to

as the moon is an

as the moon is an
extension of the sun, we
orbit even more

closely, causing friction or
forcing one another to shine
.
20160318:1414
y

to arrive is

to arrive is
accidental, to
depart is inevitable.
let go, there’s a force
that comes
and goes
beyond
.
20140927:1145
y

moving on wears the

moving on wears the
semblance of letting go, but
holds all too steady

the axis on which it spins
perpetually away
.
20140126:2332
y

there’s a bit of puppetry

there’s a bit of puppetry
involved in this magnetic
force of not looking
away. contrary to
popular belief, our
hearts pull the strings
.
20130317:1001
y

there are cracks in the wall, cracks

there are cracks in the wall, cracks
that develop at once
overexposed, like silver
graffiti flashing across the tunneling
between 72nd and 96th –
when everything is so
forced
in each indecipherable
execution, nothing can work
.
20100512:2041
y