Tagged: launch

let us launch into

with age, new and old

with age, new and old
aches come for you in the middle
of the night. like a
hatchling marine iguana
versus racer snakes
at feeding
time, you realize the
carelessness of
tuning into another
episode of planet earth ii
as you make your way to sea
.
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most days leave

most days leave
you a little
unfinished, like
Schubert’s No. 8.
it’s fairly good
practice to
leave you dangling
a bit, with latitude
to launch into the
scherzo, some
cushioning. it’s
almost always
better to wake
up humming
.
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the pleasure of a

the pleasure of a
jelly-filled decision
is in the first – who
are we kidding, more
often, the second –
bite that launches
sunday mornings,
afternoons, and
a box of a dozen
delicious memories
.
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life and death

¿Quién vio ese mundo sólido,
quién batió con sus plumas
ese viento radiante
que en unos labios muere
dando vida a los hombres?

– Vicente Aleixandre

life and death
is a sudden
launching,
a leaving
behind, trailed
ever so
casually by
an afterimage
of plumes
lifting
or settling.
it’s so hard
to tell – we
let go,
eventually,

the same way
.
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home is a missile,

home is a missile,
your name the angle
of departure –
even so,
a proven formula
can easily miscalculate
the breathless
impact when launched
.
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a month of

a month of
snow has woven
me into the
architecture of
this city, one
launch
away from
flying, a
plunge from
shattering
.
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