Tagged: preservation

all winter long,

all winter long,
savoring the
cucumbers
we pickled
last year, when
we worried
about excess
.
20210125:2038
y

research indicates

research indicates
that choice
paralyzes us –
a paradox for
preserving
our first
world problems
.
20191108:0656
y

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

mom taught us how to

mom taught us how to
pickle so that we will not waste –
self-preservation
.
20190707:0938
y

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

on the journey that

on the journey that
is covering, uncovering,
discovering, we

will no doubt miss every cue
out of self-preservation
.
20190404:1909
y

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

sitting by the wing

sitting by the wing
of a plane is often an
exercise in self-
preservation
,
counting every
nut and bolt,
willing every
piece of metal
to stay together,
holding breaths
twelve heartbeats
at a time
.
20180905:2201
y

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

step by step, we will

step by step, we will
remember to
forget and
forget to
remember –
equally nourishing
and crippling,
a self-preserving
sabotage
.
20180412:2319
y

inside each waiting

inside each waiting
are small sachets of seasoned
waiting, provided

principally as a source
of comfort, preservation
.
20171023:1951
y

i fill these moments

i fill these moments
with sugar, enough sugar
to preserve them for

at least a decade, maybe
longer, long after we are dead
.
20170402:2258
y

perhaps we are made

perhaps we are made
up of copies of ourselves
and each other – the

Willie Mae sits in Hangar B,
rebuilt, dreaming others’ dreams
.
20150618:0113
y

memories are only

memories are only
pure when pressed
firmly between the
folds of those exact
minutes to which
they belong.
perfect preservation
relies on trusting
that you won’t ever
look back
.
20150221:1821
y