Tagged: love

in the middle of

daddy saved the best

daddy saved the best
for last – an exoskeleton
of a cicada

long shed and waiting to be
shared between fearless explorers
.
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wearing a ring for

wearing a ring for
a sense of belonging is
as real as sporting

the latest lingo, accent-
less, and still waiting to be stopped
.
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y

i am grandmother-

i am grandmother-
less, a feeling that carries
privilege at the point

of distinction, a state of
being struggling to be spoiled
.
20210811:0510
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mom and dad rescue

we were proofed in the

(for y, on your birthday)

we were proofed in the
same basket, risen and baked
in the same oven,

my brother and i, honey-
buttered slices, loved, loved, love
.
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coming home after

coming home after
four hundred and fifty-two
days, so much privilege –

love, love, love, love bubbling,
gratitude spilling over
.
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every year, dad prunes

every year, dad prunes
mama’s azalea bushes
carefully so that

they become perfectly rounded
buns well before mother’s day
.
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in the dream after

in the dream after
the dream that is just before
waking, bamboo soup,

the way mom cooks it at home,
a memory for the journey
.
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on the first day of