Tagged: health

you have no snacks in

you have no snacks in
your apartment
, my mom says
this in the tone of

a scolding, and i am all
at once embarrassed and proud
.
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the heart, troubled, can

the heart, troubled, can
fool itself and companion
organs to help speed
its demise. it’s a lose-
lose situation, stretching to
compensate, stretching
to compensate –
in the end, our
bodies are altogether
witness, criminal, and
location of a drowning
.
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on a tuesday, let’s

in unmarked moments,

in unmarked moments,
we catch ourselves tipping the
scales for life, making

wishes for more or less of
the same thing, being so lucky
.
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daily, the ratio of our

daily, the ratio of our
defenses to foreign
invasions appears
balanced. without
acknowledging the
expectation, we are
often surprised
when we break down
.
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when you discover that

when you discover that
they have an army to help
you feel just shy of

flawless, you realize that
maintenance is meaningless
.
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the heart arrives

the heart arrives
packaged
with a strict count –
we cannot add
nor subtract
a single beat
.
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the doctor prescribes

the doctor prescribes
time as if the copay were
not an issue – we

pretend we can afford it,
fists full of crumbled minutes
.
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part of staying

part of staying
awake is feeling
for it later –
that dodging
itch, slippery
mindfulness,
yes, a swerving
verve –
none of the
do-it-yourself
tricks will
retrieve what
is irretrievable,
that reserve
no longer within
your reach
.
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beautifully romantic is the

beautifully romantic is the
name for the tea
you get when we hit
the city, insisting that
it keeps you balanced,
pulls you together
as if you couldn’t
stay afloat if it were
not for that lone
string. you once
warned me about
this place, but
solitude always
discovers ample
room for steeping
.
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