Tagged: performance

one foot in front of

one foot in front of
another, behind the back
juggling, steady

as she goes, a cascade of
synapses outperforming
.
20210427:2307
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perhaps justice is

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
.
20180512:1047
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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
.
20170419:2314
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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
.
20160208:0737
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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
.
20160113:0508
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we all take turns

we all take turns
being lost and found –
an exercise in weight
distribution to ensure
a lengthier ride,
stretch performance
.
20151117:0756
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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
.
20150403:0122
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in concert, there ought

in concert, there ought
to be ankle monitors
for tall fans who
migrate – even a half-
centimeter should
cause some kind
of alert, force
the perpetrator
to get back
out of the line
of sight for the waves
of fans who have long
adjusted themselves
accordingly. seriously,
it’s a small recommendation
.
20140227:0853
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landing is always