Tagged: myth

fake it till you make

fake it till you make
it – these and other stories
are the water we

breathe, the air we swim in, the
myths they sell us for a deal
.
20211216:1958
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asian-american rolls

asian-american rolls
off the tongue so
conveniently, it’s a
wonder they
petition for more
distinction – a grain
of rice looks like
every other grain
of rice, regardless
of packaging, labels,
languages, lives
.
20211126:1534
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and here is the hour

and here is the hour
you withheld from yourself last
winter in order

to enjoy it today – delayed
gratification hooey
.
20211107:1633
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even in the land of

even in the land of
the free, we collectively
grieve when no one
is stepping up to
lead us,
hide our sons and
daughters from our
neighbors, run directly
into traffic,
masked or unmasked, struck
by the myth of
heroes and villains
.
20201114:0622
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the calm before the

the calm before the
storm is a mythological
creature, stretching its

wings wide enough so that we
are entangled in its plumes
.
20201103:1624
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if we have made it

if we have made it
in this master narrative,
we will come across

a unit of measurement
that was never meant for us
.
20200426:1624
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the american

the american
dream
is just that –
there will be a
familiar and always
faceless character
doggedly
daring you to wake
up. set your own
alarm, stop sleeping,
wake up, wake up
.
20200423:0752
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so many layers in,

we’ve been here before –

more often than

more often than
not, we buy the
distortion
, adopt
the myth, choose
our own
adventures
to put off
time, stretch
the illusion.
the next
minute is a
page, and
tomorrow
is an alternate
ending
.
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