Tagged: loose

autumn arrives, clearly

autumn arrives, clearly
fallen – in
response, we layer
up
, tighten
the feelings that have
gotten loose,
our balancing act
with nature
.
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there’s a new haircut

there’s a new haircut
feeling about loss –
how, even after days or
weeks, you are learning
to re-recognize yourself
in the mirror, and stray
snippets keep loosening
and falling off
when you shower,
blow-dry, each a
memory
to be washed down
or somehow recovered
.
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where we have made

where we have made
mistakes, there are
loose tiles that shift
underfoot with even
the smallest
step. a crude
atonement, yes,
but also
an acquaintance
to relish
.
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what keeps us

what keeps us
together follows the
procedure for
assembling most
dependable, long-
lasting
things –
tighten loosely,
and it won’t break

.
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sometimes Spring

sometimes Spring
arrives, already
heavy
, heart
caught on the
stormy rhythm
of a skirt
loose in the wind
.
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after a time, memory

after a time, memory
becomes
an embroidered
thing,
and your smile
a loose thread
to be idly
pulled at
or gingerly tucked in
.
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i dreamt of the word ligamiento –

i dreamt of the word ligamiento
a bond, a knot, a
fastening. you wrote it
into my palm –
a link, a union, our
attachment
. i dreamt of
the word ligamiento
and awoke with a tethered
smile – atadura, anudamiento,
at once coming loose
.
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in a couple of weeks

in a couple of weeks
you will no longer
be able to tell
where the mend is

this is what she promised
the afternoon she tried

and after time had passed
when i found that i could still
lay a finger on it
i saw her again

if you could stop
dwelling
for even one
morning with me, it will
go away

this is her response
an escapist guess, at best

and on the morning i stopped
the room was empty
a loose goodbye to chew on
a stray silence
.
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