Tagged: look

silence tends to stick

silence tends to stick
together – hushed in the playground,
tucked into alleys

and cul-de-sacs, stilled by an all
too familiar look, bought into
.
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it’s a lot of work

we all do it now

we all do it now
and then
and eventually,
gnarl between and
beyond
varying states of
recognition, twist
like willow
or bonsai, contort
like oak. i am
looking at you
and discovering
someone
else. you are not
looking at me
and seeing
with clarity
.
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there are parts that you

there are parts that you
will not recognize when you
are standing too close

and so, we stand back, every
now and then, refocus our gaze
.
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drowning doesn’t look

drowning doesn’t look
the way one suspects it looks
every time, it takes

something as hard and soft as
water to appear uplifted
.
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i do not know when

i do not know when
these rose-colored
glasses fell
away from my
face – maybe it was
during some kind of
skirmish, maybe i
slipped them off
between gazing
over there
and looking right
here,
so that i could
see more clearly
.
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this morning, before

this morning, before
heading out, i came
to the realization
that i am down to
only one repertoire.
even though you
identified five or six
keys within the range
in which you felt most
comfortable, it is
still the same song.
i am looking out
the window, playing
to the passersby, my
entire body hums
.
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