Tagged: habit

yes, trading in new

yes, trading in new
habits for old is as effort-
less as exhaling –

let’s try out new things together
as long as we can go back
.
20210812:2053
y

i was never good

i was never good
at guessing the number of
jelly beans in a

jar, and so began the habit
of counting everything else
.
20210503:2012
y

folding new routines

folding new routines
into old routines is as
carefully concocted
as breaking the old –
we often try
too hard
to schedule the
unscheduled, a
forced impromptu
.
20201015:1915
y

the beginning most

the beginning most
closely resembles the end –
we look for something
to hang onto – a harness,
a hook, a habit, a hand
.
20161205:1743
y

it’s 4:10 a.m.,

it’s 4:10 a.m.,
and vivienne doesn’t like
the end of daylight
savings and everything her
tiny body knows about
the way we force time
to flex arbitrarily.
her lungs are still puncturing
the darkness of 5:10 a.m.
as we practice wading
backwards through the
minutes until someone
can pick her up
from her cradle,
rock the additional
hour soothingly
into a new slumber
.
20161106:0433
y

maybe it is as

maybe it is as
you say –
the unfamiliar
becomes familiar
after some time.
and so,
when i look
at you, every
atom intentionally
turns
three-quarters
resistant, enough
to preserve that
mystery, stay
inescapably
enchanted
.
20161003:2207
y

it’s how dad rises

it’s how dad rises
before daybreak to flush out
the cold water from

the pipes for us – so that we
never have to stop dreaming
.
20151111:0740
y

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

waking up in the

waking up in the
middle of the night is
measured by percentage
depletion. my body
knows it’s also running
off of battery
power, and
i’ve been up
so 13% ago – time
to slip back
into bed,
re-finish charging
.
20150414:0853
y

in everything, do