Tagged: petition

asian-american rolls

asian-american rolls
off the tongue so
conveniently, it’s a
wonder they
petition for more
distinction – a grain
of rice looks like
every other grain
of rice, regardless
of packaging, labels,
languages, lives
.
20211126:1534
y

the frog hiding in

the frog hiding in
our backyard knows a little
something about the

great blue heron at the lake –
it petitions for solitude
.
20210621:1908
y

every houseplant

every houseplant
at one time or another
petitions for more
light – it’s why
we still chase
sunbeams
around the house
like we were five
.
20210315:2035
y

the raw materials

the raw materials
of our lives are
messy, have
teeth to chew
up logic, a
throat for
petitions,
and the stomach to
stomach the doubt
.
20180509:0758
y

somehow we are done

somehow we are done
with one another and this
is what it feels like –
packing six inches
of dirt over concrete
and imploring warmer
memories to grow
.
20161017:0144
y

the heart plays traffic

the heart plays traffic
cop along the streets of the
city
, directing
and redirecting figure
eights to avoid a collision –
that bench, the pizza
joint, that corner
where we petitioned
for more time

20150421:0929
y