Tagged: jump

the trick is to not

the trick is to not
react any differently,
to try to resist

that lizard brain, no offense
to lizards, try not to jump
.
20211005:2018
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in a world that is

in a world that is
made for hoop-jumpers, it is
imperative to

maintain the right size, dress in
uniform, never look back
.
20191103:1416
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: hoop-jumpers

just when it feels

just when it feels
like the number of
hoops they will
make you
jump will be
infinite, along
comes a reminder
that everything
is finite
.
20170907:1508
y

on most days, i am

on most days, i am
afraid that i will be more
tempted to jump than
to step solidly backward –
we all know a little
something about
gathering momentum
.
20170723:0030
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three hundred and eight

three hundred and eight
hoops later, we are still bending
the knees, lengthening

the calf muscles, rotating
our ankles to meet the mark
.
20170606:1759
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it has come to my

it has come to my
attention that
you sing when
moving from room to
room in the middle of
a quiet afternoon because
i scare easily. love is
adding to our repertoire
so that we can
become more
secondhand
fearless together
.
20170417:0803
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the dull yellow

the dull yellow
of the platform edge
is a chemical reminder
to your body that
there is no glory
in jumping, however
your brain may
dance with the
notion, drunk or half-
asleep on your
daily commute.
spare all of us
further misery
.
20150311:1016
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at the edge of

at the edge of
September, we
have the option to
jump
– autumn
takes the lead,
dabbles in
showmanship
.
20120905:2057
y

before perfecting the

before perfecting the
business of travel
on, across, and around
the third rail, city
rodents must endure
and pass the final
exam on Harmonics
in Electric Circuits
,
perfect the death-
defying jump, and
first, and foremost,
develop the devil-
may-care
scuttle
in owning their
neighborhoods
.
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