Tagged: pick

we were underneath

we were underneath
pear trees, filling up our bags
with fruit while i drew

the mosquitoes away, legs
swelling with bites, primed to be picked
.
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i never picked

i never picked
batman, preferring to be
someone much less
interesting,
like superman,
seeing
and hearing
everything, with
the ability
to fly away
.
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outside of collecting

outside of collecting
the seeds, planting,
watering, growing,
pruning, nurturing,
fending off diseases,
harvesting, picking,
and storing the
apples ourselves,
yes, we made our
pie from scratch,
like every red-
blooded american should
.
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in the fabric of

in the fabric of
each moment, there are stitches
of joy, of sadness –

we mindlessly pick at them,
not recognizing which is which
.
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between now and

between now and
soon, we will single
out a restaurant
worthy
of our weekend
appetites and not
promise to stop
window-shopping
as we walk home,
stuffed
and discovering
a whole new
dimension
to order envy
.
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they make it look

they make it look
so easy in stories –
the scattering of
ashes over land or
sea, always a
memorable scene.
no one mentions
that there are still
bones to pick
long after hearts
have cooled off
.
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