Tagged: notes

not all fried chicken

not all fried chicken
are created equal – we
each take detailed notes

across the years, memories
stained with shiny family smiles
.
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i don’t know how to

i don’t know how to
be a proper human, i make
little notes on how

to conduct myself, scratch out
wins, circle losses with a

bruised marker, i catch
myself staring at myself,
there’s no turning back
.
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the first snow of the

the first snow of the
season is a light dusting,
flurries passing notes

across state lines, innocuous
but slippery all the same
.
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the page-turner is

the page-turner is
a partner in crime whether
the notes fall into

place or begin to hit the
fan – late night chamber music
.
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we leave messages

two or three notes

two or three notes
in, and we find
ourselves in
familiar territory –
the luck of
the draw, perhaps
.
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the difference between

the difference between
having much and having
little to offer is
in what we tell
ourselves –
every once in
awhile, we ought to
compare notes
.
20150112:0840
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it takes a constellation

it takes a constellation
of solid whole
notes and a meteor
shower of
sixteenth notes,
unrushed,
to engage the vital
organs, swing
open the hatch
that might be
solitude if you feel
crowded, company
if you bear seclusion.
it’s no surprise that they
wish to come in –
we are all at once
lonely and social,
yearning to strike
the right chord
.
20130721:1747
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day unwraps

held for a

held for a
moment
under
the scrutiny of the
sun, a chorus of
notes
glisten
as they
dive, flip their
tails, and
turn, all at once
like a school of
fish, extracting
a breath of
fresh air
.
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