Tagged: hostage

the foreseeable

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

our imagination in
dark places, stop breathing in
.
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perhaps the first breath

perhaps the first breath
taken after a hostage
situation is

more, even more expansive,
like scarred lungs learning to adapt
.
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you said you want to

you said you want to
get caught, that marriage has turned
into a hostage

situation, so you leave the
doors open, drop ample hints
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: hostage

i negotiate

i negotiate
spaces as if i were free
or a hostage – the

switch is only available
when i am sufficiently numb
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: negotiate

it’s a delicate

it’s a delicate
balance, wanting
to jump
ship or stay
put. freshness
holds tonight
and maybe tomorrow
night hostage,
says very little
.
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we are held hostage

at what stage do we

at what stage do we
become lazy, permit
disappointment to
creep in, hold us
hostage, like the best
drama series this season
.
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some afternoons are

some afternoons are
like this – you have held
the city as collateral, sunset
soaking what is left
of the sky like a late-
ripening wine
and all you request
is that i return
again and again
.
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any number of

any number of
irreversible symbols
are held
hostage in the
little prison that is
our brain –
over time, we
will carefully
examine each
color, shape,
their varying
strengths
and weaknesses,
and stumble upon
our own set
of demands
.
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an ultimatum is often

an ultimatum is often
delivered with the disguised
voice used in the most
inexperienced and
the most skilled of
hostage situations –
a long and cool
knife, ever sharpening
over a sliver
of bound hope

in not asking me to
choose, you have already
hardened the choices
.
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