Tagged: listen

because there is no

it’s all well and good

it’s all well and good
to state that we will not show
up, that we will take
to the streets, show
solidarity by stepping out
of housework, child
care, maybe apply
some self-care at
the local beauty
parlor, therapeutic
spa. meanwhile, a
host of silent women
will step in
to fill the gap, make
the lunches, file the
nails, listen to and
nod and listen to the
ones who insist on
being heard
.
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against all odds was

against all odds was
playing at 4:04
a.m. when it happened –
with these things, it
could mean
everything
and nothing –
perhaps we felt
the presence of
unknowing, and that
was enough for
a reach. even now,
i am still coming up
for air, listening for
and not seeing
there’s just
an empty space

.
20170207:2346
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you are awake in

you are awake in
the middle of the
night, hanging onto
the edge of my
dreams, searching.
you said i keep
touching your cheek,
feeling for a face
that may or may not
have been your
face. i asked if
i said anything.
you said i was
speaking in a
foreign language
again. il n’y a pas plus
sourd que celui qui
ne veut pas entendre

.
20170202:2247
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this afternoon, you

this afternoon, you
remarked that bach
was a little
sad, one ear in, and
one ear out
of those complex
harmonic progressions,
cables tangled
.
20161201:2212
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staying magical

staying magical
takes effort. to turn every
eighth word into a

seed, be intentional, listen
closely, accept new feelings
.
20161014:0803
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6:53 a.m., an early

6:53 a.m., an early
bird attempts to break up
the droning of cicadas,
poking small holes into
morning’s purposeless
play –
6:57 a.m., the school
bus roars by, picking
up the pieces –
we are awake,
listening,
unlistening
.
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