Tagged: human nature

we are wild and not

we are wild and not
wild, the latter
when it’s useful,
the former
lying in wait
.
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at every divide,

at every divide,
we choose to build or not build
a bridge – travelers

who come after us choose to
take or not take the crossing
.
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we were never

we were never
going to ease into
stability as they
promised. the
illusion is real,
and there will
always be
misalignment
.
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sitting by the wing

sitting by the wing
of a plane is often an
exercise in self-
preservation
,
counting every
nut and bolt,
willing every
piece of metal
to stay together,
holding breaths
twelve heartbeats
at a time
.
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on closer inspection,

on closer inspection,
we all reach out
similarly,
with something to
give, something to
take, and always,
with something lonely
for something that
will make us
even lonelier
.
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in a parallel

in a parallel
universe, do we both make it
back from the falls or

do i stretch out my arms and step
off, echoing l’appel du vide
.
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this evening, when the

this evening, when the
sandhill cranes arrived, you noticed
one colt missing – from

four to three to two to one, we
will one day all go missing
.
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