Tagged: performance

my six aunts and

my six aunts and
uncle gather around
grandma’s hospital
bed, allowing
the performance of
procedure to overtake the
art of living.
Their hands
are collectively
tied in the pursuit
of individual
blamelessness.

grandma looks
on, one against
six, a tube down
her throat, mindful
of cumulative losses.

as in every
situation, time
flexes its
muscles, taunting us
to hold on or let go
while duty,
devotion, and rivalry
measure us for both
.
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you have managed

you have managed
to build a luminous
fort with hand-picked
catchphrases. i am
still trying to string a
word or two across my
ukulele to strike
a suitable tension
.
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at arm’s length, we

In a democracy, the voting public must grasp the exacting toll of war.
– Chris Hedges, What Every Person Should Know About War, 2003

at arm’s length, we
nurture fine romances,
perform eagerness
openly, assume we
will not fail, yet
steer clear
of holding ourselves
or one another
accountable. at a
perfectly managed
distance
, we will
barely notice the
growing disconnect
.
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for every tool, there

for every tool, there
is an author, crafting a
statement of work to

emphasize desired performance,
a memory for our hands
.
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the state of the

the state of the
union is a self-
appraisal, an end
of the year
balancing
act between
tooting your own
horn and seeking
support. not
everyone can
be as colorful,
but we all agree,
the state of the union
must be strong
.
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we all take turns

seven albums deep

seven albums deep
into Queen, i am
hooked – so this
is happiness,
listening to
you listening
to sounds
that still reach
for something,
long after the
last note decays
.
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