Tagged: house

you plant butterfly

dragons find their way

dragons find their way
into the house each spring and
into summer – you

become braver with every
encounter, calling out for dad
.
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between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
20180103:1940
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mid-november, sweet

when the heart aches in

when the heart aches in
the middle of the night, there
is nothing for it –

the body trembles like an
empty house next to the tracks
.
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house-hunting when we

house-hunting when we
were kids, my brother
and i raced
politely through each
house, laying claim
to our bedrooms.
a year later, we
developed secret
knocks along the
wall between us
to say
are you awake?,
goodnight!
yesterday
when we returned,
knowing that we were
a knock away
from one another
was restoring, the
only requirement
for making a house
home
.
20130831:0432
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i had every rung

i had every rung
of our improvised
ladder to the tree
house reinforced,
inspected. a third
party can effectively
thwart self-
sabotage between
unhinged individuals
up to the fine print,
even when it is our
happiness at stake
.
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