Tagged: language

there are decisions

there are decisions
that beget other decisions –
we break for lunch, not

knowing how one thing here could
possibly alter the other
.
20170516:2231
y

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not having language

not having language
to translate the self-assembly
means that everything

becomes a hair-trigger from
folding or floating away
.
20170403:2211
y

it’s unsafe to say

it’s unsafe to say
whenever i undo the
curtain tiebacks in
the bedroom, i recall your
fingers in the morning light,
somewhere between
steadiness
and urgency
,
are we really doing
this?
and we are
doing this
. in a language
that can only reside in the
past, it’s safe to explore
every reimagining
.
20170326:1247
y

we are always a

we are always a
sentence away from
perfection, conjugating
the verb to want
in the server closet
of our brains,
whirring – i want,
i wanted, i have
wanted, i have
been wanting, i
will want, i
will be wanting.
let’s remain
half-spoken for,
half-taken with
.
20161007:0728
y

some mornings arrive

some mornings arrive
with a language borrowed from
dreams – be careful to

decipher, translate, measure
both its potency and weight
.
20160515:2251
y

the tongue you do not

the tongue you do not
choose to use loses
elasticity, fumbles
its phonetic alphabet,
but remains resilient,
bobbing across
brainwaves,
suspending
memories as bait
.
20160427:0802
y

there is a version

there is a version
of me who stays, i know it
by the way you speak

to me, in our secret language,
as if i had never left
.
20160127:0800
y