Tagged: practice

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 practice coiling

we practice coiling
rope for the journey ahead –
long or short, no one

wants to wind up stuck, undoing
a knot formed by carelessness
.
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years of practicing

no, faith is not a

no, faith is not a
competitive sport, going
to church and saying

grace are not for checkboxes,
to resist is a practice
.
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we practice parting

we practice parting
water every chance we get –
in the sink, in the

bath, across the pool, paddling
against river currents, wishing
.
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that’s why we can’t have

that’s why we can’t have
nice things is what we say when
we mean we are not

yet ready, we will never be
ready, we won’t be till we try
.
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credit goes hand in

credit goes hand in
hand with critique, side-stepping
the limelight is a

practice nestled in thorny
comfort, self-preservation
.
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getting to know your

getting to know your
neighbors is a slow drill – take
turns, adjust levels

of intensity, vary
durations, rest in between
.
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crisscrossing the court-

yes, trading in new

yes, trading in new
habits for old is as effort-
less as exhaling –

let’s try out new things together
as long as we can go back
.
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