Tagged: joy

sorrow sneaks in with

one week later, we

one week later, we
gather up the stamina
for the days to come –

we can’t see the finish line from
here, and we’re not ready to
.
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we are the lucky

remember that year

remember that year
when we lost so
many… was the
joy ever worth
the long
aches afterwards?
everyone tries
these words
in their mouths
many times before
spitting them out.
they’re unswallowable
by any muscles
so the human spirit
keeps taking the bait
.
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we are surveying

we are surveying
the library of weeds this
morning, browsing the

new spines for a tale or two,
an earthworm catches me off guard
.
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every time we come

every time we come
back together, after spending
many moons apart,

there is a collective sigh,
a letting go of defenses
.
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everything that is

everything that is
magical about a train
ride is not the train

ride – i stare out the window,
penn station to penn station,

new york city to
baltimore, the moving pictures
shimmer, cast long spells
.
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