Tagged: play

mom is playing the

mom is playing the
piano on a summer
afternoon, daddy

and i secretly listen
in so she doesn’t get nervous
.
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we piece together

we piece together
the made-up old rules with the
made-up new, learn how

to play again as children
who have lost and found their way
.
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it’s two a.m., and

it’s two a.m., and
i cannot find sleep in a
last round of hide-and-

go-seek. playing in the dark
encourages avoidance
.
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getting together

getting together
to construct a gingerbread
house without formal

training or licenses – more
candy in mouth than on house
.
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to play the role of

to play the role of
a guest is to walk a fine
line between giving

and receiving – never arrive
or depart empty-handed
.
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when we were young, we’d

when we were young, we’d
pretend to be one another’s
echoes, however

imprecisely carried out,
cushioned by resounding laughter
.
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it takes skills to pick

it takes skills to pick
the pockets of time – you place half
a roll of quarters

on the old time machine, claiming
to have broken the high score
.
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the twin dogwoods in

the twin dogwoods in
our backyard play hide-and-go-
seek with each other,

like siblings, hoping to catch
a glimpse of a white-tailed deer
.
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the structures in which

the structures in which
we play, stretch and bend time, mold
memories, will give

us away – if not by their
longevity, then their decay
.
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we let the neighbor’s

we let the neighbor’s
kids come over to make a
mess of our living
room – tiny fingers
breaking up packing
peanuts with so much
glee, spreading even
smaller pieces across
the floor, then
commanding the
Roomba to do what
it does best –
entertain small
terrestrial creatures

.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: terrestrial