Tagged: job

one foot in front of

one foot in front of
another, behind the back
juggling, steady

as she goes, a cascade of
synapses outperforming
.
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as the haves splinter

as the haves splinter
into haves and newly have-
nots, we are humbled,

no longer pretending to
have the answers, be in control
.
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in the party room,

in the party room,
there are waiters making
wontons in one booth,
waiters folding napkins
into perfect triangles
in another, and you
alone in the
corner, carving
flowers out of the
morning’s turnips
,
as if setting them
free could also
release you
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: turnip

in essence, all

in essence, all
livelihoods are made
in slices –
the hours bent
over spreadsheets,
a quarter of
an empty room
mopped,
the weight of
winter melon in
early spring, seeds
and all
.
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you are slightly late,

you are slightly late,
i am slightly early –
somewhere
on a floor just
above us, over
the hum of two
fluorescent bulbs,
someone is plotting
these data points
across multiple
axes
, sipping the last
of Tuesday’s
coffee, closing the
folder on why
we never meet –
the sudden draft
is mesmerizing
.
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20100124post-sunday.reading

across the city,

across the city,
the stars are hung lower, much
lower so that you

can only wish upon the
city lights for redemption
.
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we all make a living

we all make a living
somehow, tethered
to a lit screen, a new
building, a handful
of avenues, or a spot
in the park
.
adolescence waits
on the corner, mouths
flapping as we chase
those dreams, slay
each other’s dragons
.
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ten dollars for

ten dollars for
a quarter of what
you already
know, up to the
part when you
agreed that
it was your
mother and
not someone else
very close to
you
, but not
before the part
when you decided
to take the
left turn –
that would be
ten dollars
more

.
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