Tagged: lingering

departures come and

in the formula

if we are lucky,

if we are lucky,
life strips us of life
quickly or
very slowly –
the pain lingers
like a lost
formula, waiting
for someone to
come along
and solve it
.
20170520:2357
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i want to break it

i want to break it
to you slowly so that each
syllable lingers,
sinks in. i want to
break it to you
quickly so that the
speed of the words whips
up a centripetal force,
spinning away. i want
to break it to
you gently so that
there is no more
fear, only trust –
the known knowns
.
20161111:0051
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you are in the White

you are in the White
Pages
for living, and i
am in it for a
minute longer –
not that any
searching, still
lingering over
you, was
necessary
.
20150429:0053
y

it’s the same answer

in theory, we know

in theory, we know
when to
stop.
in practice,
temptation gives
little kisses,
manufactured for
lingering
sweetness,
perfected by
our sometimes
self-sabotaging
neuro-wiring
.
20121126:1404
y

happiness lingers

stuck in a heat wave,

stuck in a heat wave,
keeping together loosened
nerves that threaten to
slip away, chasing
the lingering sun
.
20120701:2350
y

the first winter to

the first winter to
start without you
hangs around at the
bottom of the
stoop
, loiters
like a lost
lover, lingers like
the last note of
a new kind of
music, sticks
around like the
final clump of
snow, trails like
a loss for words
.
20110210:2156
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