Tagged: frustration

we are always an

we are always an
illusion away from real
life – not knowing where

exactly the curtains can be
parted is another layer
.
20170624:2339
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some days, surprises

you can’t fight your way

you can’t fight your way
to the front of the train doors
and not budge once you’ve

stepped through – i guess everyone
has their own form of sanity
.
20150515:1045
y

i am mostly afraid

i am mostly afraid
of having to call it
harassment –
i see you coming
and pull out
headphones,
knowing still
that you won’t
stop until you
get an answer –
naming something
gives it breath,
and once again,
damned if you do
damned if you don’t
.
20150429:1050
y

we are not all mind-

we are not all mind-
readers – don’t hold your breath if
there’s something to say

.
20150324:0921
y

in some circumstances,

in some circumstances,
we have learned to lean
into the heat, endure
the inertia – such
heaviness
mastering apologies
only with our eyes
.
20140731:0834
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the moment you have

the moment you have
given too much away comes
at you like a curve
ball, with considerably less
velocity in favor of
breaking. between 65
and 80 miles per hour,
there is just enough time
to take in frustration,
not enough to conduct
a mental body scan,
sidestep the ache
.
20130131:1808
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at the very spot where

at the very spot where
sky and earth meet to
duel it out before the
setting sun, there is a
free-standing
display case,
humming,
its curved glass wiped
down hourly
by the baker’s
daughter, a jeweled
exhibition –
where children and
adults eagerly
press their fingers
into the cool, refrigerated
glass and point out the
precise solution
to the day’s frustrations:
a glistening éclair
for an argument lost,
a delicate Dolce
alla Napoletana for
everything else
.
20100709:0731
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