Tagged: parents

in the middle of

the vegetables that

the vegetables that
woo our parents are not as
sophisticated

as the ones that woo us today –
and still, a bacon strategy
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: bacon

anniversaries

the world makes borders

my parents understand

my parents understand
each other best through
qualifications –
Maria becomes Maria-who-lives
on-the-second-floor-with-two-
grandkids
, Peachtree
Avenue
becomes third-
light-turn-right
, love
becomes my-heart-is-in-your-
heart, you-have-
nothing-to-fear-
with-me-beside-you

.
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even when we realize

even when we realize
we are young so long
as our parents are
young, we cannot
sidestep the eventual
ache, get out
from under that
gravity of
absence. it is
really up to us
to find the internal
knob, adjust
how we will loosen
in the wind
.
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in my parent’s house

in my parent’s house
i wake up to the
sounds of
heart pine steel
whispering as not
to wake me, soft
padding of
footsteps in the
hall, across the kitchen

in my parent’s house
we are held
between
heart pine steel
reinforced by
the breathing columns
shuttling in and out of
our particular
nucleus, like bio-
macromolecules
trying to make a living

in my parent’s home
they are
heart pine steel
every morning
beauty
every evening
warmth – and
everything is anchored
effortlessly
like some
sort of enchantment
.
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there is simplicity

there is simplicity
in love
– my mother’s
nurture, my father’s
patience, two
pairs of hands
working as one
.
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the super believes in

the super believes in
cold showers as much
as i believe in the
tooth fairy –
i am bringing
my first extracted
wisdom tooth home
to my parents for
safekeeping. i am
standing underneath
a stream of
water
, cooling
my newest wound
.
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