Tagged: grammar

because you and i

because you and i
come from the same
root, we can
still hold
and transmit
the most
basic meaning – even
underneath all
the affixes,
the prefixes, suffixes –
within the
quietest look
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: root

in the next thirty-

in the next thirty-
one minutes, i will have
secured my knots and
harness and be ready to
rappel into that lost
hour – meet me there,
where anything
would have been
possible
.
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nine out of ten words

nine out of ten words
prefer following over
leading –
the weight hangs
upon the hook
.
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you make

you make
leaks bearable –
when the present
absorbs light
like a sudden black
hole in the ceiling,
you can re-conjugate
time and
space to pull
us through –
your secret
is safe with me
.
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it is comforting

it is comforting
to do without
tense, not have to
conjugate after
losing someone –
we take long walks
in the park
, he
prefers a strong
cup of tea
, we are
so happy
– as long
as i remove the
time marker prior
to making each
statement, there is
a consistency and
completeness of
action relative to
my recollection
only in our
native tongues
.
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there is comfort in

there is comfort in
imperatives –
wait here, yield,
don’t stand so close
to the edge
, enter,
keep right, push
carefully, serve
warm, admit
one, gently, by
hand, tell me
again, do not leave
unattended, stay
.
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love unwinds like an

love unwinds like an
ampersand between you and
me, developing

into an en dash – to give
off the appropriate vibe
.
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i told them all

i told them all
that you were very
scientific, and yes,
they would love
to meet you. did i
say to meet you? i meant
to have met you. and yes,
it is things like this
that i like to focus on –
grammar, procedure,
algorithms, the space-time
continuum – that makes
the first statement true,
the following statement
true, the previous
statement false and grief,
just another paradox
.
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