Tagged: neighbors

the neighbors compete

the neighbors compete
to see who is even more
ecuadorian-

american – flags waving,
pumpkins piled high, still grilling
.
20211019:1905
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getting to know your

getting to know your
neighbors is a slow drill – take
turns, adjust levels

of intensity, vary
durations, rest in between
.
20211013:2035
y

on the edge of the

crisscrossing the court-

saturday morning,

in the summer of

in the summer of
the carolina reaper,
our tomatoes dared

to wander over, lean its
vines upon those spicy branches
.
20201208:2104
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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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at the end of the

at the end of the
day, i might come over for
coffee, you’ll knock on
the door for
a hammer, we will
exchange all
of the familiar
things without
touching the places
that are sore
.
20201104:1809
y

may we always have

may we always have
just enough to share – like bumping
into you walking

down grand street on a summer’s
day and sharing sugar plums
.
20200816:1813
y

when every seventh

when every seventh
neighbor is growing bird’s eye
chili in the front

yard, we follow suit, waiting
for that rainbow of spiciness
.
20200805:1019
y