Tagged: people

it’s human to build

it’s human to build
shelter with whatever is
available to

us – a deck of cards, sand, snow,
the spirit, other people
.
20210224:2018
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some tomatoes are

when the first order

when the first order
of business
is learning how
to turn people
away, power
presses into the lining
of our stomach,
building up
an appetite
.
20210202:2014
y

for every year we

for every year we
celebrate, we are forced to
let go of a hand-

ful of gestures we have taken
for granted, time after time
.
20170723:2307
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it turns out that we

it turns out that we
all do it – the people with
whom we choose to have
a beer or four, well
into the night, post-
inauguration, whether
commiserating or
celebrating, are
stunningly
like us, in the ways
that make us all
weaker,
as we prop
each other up
.
20170121:1115
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on the fifteenth

on the fifteenth
anniversary, the thought
of you arranges
itself into the corners
of each hour, flashes
with so much
vibrancy and
color, it is a
wonder how two
people can live
together for a space
of time and be forever
stuck in the
past, a permanent
impermanence
.
20160911:0859
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for all the data

for all the data
we collect from one
another, day to
day, minute
to minute, perhaps
we are building
a universal
reference on
ourselves, as if
there could be
a perfect equation
to calculate the
gravitational tug
from person to
person, something
we can keep
in our back pocket
.
20160520:0750
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it’s hard to pinpoint

it’s hard to pinpoint
the problem, identify
just enough of the

origin to nip it where
it stands, between you and me
.
20150519:0916
y

the best days are laced

where there are clotheslines,

where there are clotheslines,
there are people falling in
love, dangling to

be heard, trapped, comically
swinging into and apart
.
20140725:0912
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