Tagged: mouths

we build community

we build community
with our mouths,
hands, and feet. we
can tear down
communities
with our words,
arms, and stance
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stance

between hungry and

every twenty-first

every twenty-first
wintry afternoon, allow us
to storm a lemon

poppy seed castle, fingers
glazed, mouths sweet and victorious
.
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t minus one entire

t minus one entire
season to winter,
mom and i are giddy,
fingers sugar-
tipped, mouths
citrusy sweet.
end-of-summer
weather is meant
to be this candied-
orange-peel-sticky
.
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remember that year

remember that year
when we lost so
many… was the
joy ever worth
the long
aches afterwards?
everyone tries
these words
in their mouths
many times before
spitting them out.
they’re unswallowable
by any muscles
so the human spirit
keeps taking the bait
.
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there is so much

there is so much
comfort in coming
home, a settling
in upon arrival,
tongues loosening,
mouths wet,
ready to once
again swallow
the world
.
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here’s to evolution

some motions are

you have a theory

you have a theory
on how to bend
time
, and it involves
everything but
commitment.
the neighbors
upstairs can
probably hear
us spiraling,
but our mouths
are gifts we
give each other
.
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we call to each

we call to each
other, practicing
one another’s names
in the comfort
of our mouths,
hearts, memories –
like Christmas
morning,
polishing desire
.
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