Tagged: parts

even if the whole

even if the whole
is greater
than the sum of
its parts, it falls short
without heart
.
20200227:0715
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after a

after a
packed train
pulls away
from a

crowded
subway platform,
those morning commuters
who are left behind to
wait for the
next

train
turn into
choristers, huddled
together
in
sections,

arranged
by time and
gumption, over best
sound, heads down,
conductor-
less, tuned
out

and into
the digital
music of their
lives, primed for
the next set of
train doors to
open right
in front of
them
.
20180510:0743
y

you said succulent

on the first day of

on the first day of
spring, you
returned to us,
suddenly
fatherless. there
are parts of us
that will dance
around recognizing
parts of you
because no one
wants to claim
a familiarity
to loss
.
20180320:2140
y

maybe we are more

maybe we are more
asymmetrical
right and
left do not
check in
as often as
they would have us
believe –
leaving us
in a constant
state of striving
for equilibrium
.
20180225:2105
y

in the end, memories

i would like to break

i would like to break
down into smaller, even
smaller parts, parts no

longer distinguishable,
stop recognizing me, please
.
20170401:2024
y

to manage and hold

to manage and hold
simplicity, the universe
maps out new
configurations of
gears that must
turn with elegant
precision.
whether taking on
the city, the woods, or
each other, we do
the same thing –
listen intently
for only one
another’s clicks
.
20161024:2317
y

some adjustments mask

some adjustments mask
the pain better than others –
how the mind goes from

setting one to setting two
or three is all in the wrist
.
20160803:0303
y

for every section

for every section
of the city i
have shared with
you, there are
innumerable parts
still hidden in
half-light
here’s to
the mysteries
we were meant
to solve together
.
20150910:0943
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