Tagged: lessons

back when colorful

back when colorful
purslane took root in the cracks
of our driveway, we

pull them up like weeds, not knowing
that the years would add value
.
20230109:2046
y

seven out of ten

seven out of ten
respondents surveyed believe
that half of the time

they don’t know they’re playing with
fire when handling matches
.
20230101:1219
y

when every other

when every other
street involves an incline, you learn
to pick your corner

turns more wisely until peeking
is no longer required
.
20221102:1248
y

and still, we are not

and still, we are not
spending enough time looking
back to inform the

present, let alone the future,
doomed to make the same mistakes
.
20220228:2055
y

after all this time,

after all this time,
and icarus, we still long
for wings – as if we

could ever learn from someone
else’s mistakes, resist bruising
.
20210911:2006
y

yes, trading in new

yes, trading in new
habits for old is as effort-
less as exhaling –

let’s try out new things together
as long as we can go back
.
20210812:2053
y

after a few scrapes

after a few scrapes
and scratches, nine times out of
ten, we will have stretched,

picked up something new, know that
we have less limitations
.
20201212:0858
y

i tuck memories

i tuck memories
into each corner of these
city streets – cross, do

not cross, pivot, turn around –
messages from another me
.
20180507:0802
y

because we live

because we live
and we die,
we will forget
to be kind, make
sure to pass
down only the
compassionate
genes, inspire
empathy, break
patterns
.
20180321:2241
y

everything modern

everything modern
becomes
a thing of the
past, we are
welcome to
stumble in
our idealism
.
20160530:1745
y