Tagged: pressure

even now, we are

even now, we are
rehearsing this newest
compulsion to
rebalance, a
gentle pressure to
resist,
but not so much
.
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i made you say i

i made you say i
love you
so
i wouldn’t have to
guess. when i feed it
to the spectrometer
tonight, we will be
able to analyze
purity versus
pressure, measure the
intensity of each peak.
for this, the organic
chemistry lab was
worth the pretty penny
.
20170225:0108
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i have been caught

i have been caught
grinding my teeth
in the middle of the
night again. you reach
over and massage my
cheeks, pulling me
back from worlds
and worlds away. i
return to you, covered
in the elements –
exiting the universes
we create always
takes some strength,
ample resistance
.
20170205:1056
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on day seven, we

on day seven, we
perfected the use of our
hearts to swap in
only the memories
that cannot harm us.
even then, there will
be residual delays, a
lingering that manifests
itself in the way you
accidentally brush your
cheek, a glimpse of
a wrist, falling in step
with a stranger on
broadway, how light
loiters at every window
.
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from sunrise to

from sunrise to
sunset, we struggle
to say the things
we want to say,
chased down with
the words we
want to hear –
attention slacks
from so much
pressure
.
20160623:2245
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autumn minutes

autumn minutes
require more
cushioning, it’s true –
for every second
we spend on one
another, we pull
more tightly to the
seconds that remain,
sipping on the
hour like it’s the
best hot chocolate
the city has to offer
.
20151206:1903
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it’s how dad rises

it’s how dad rises
before daybreak to flush out
the cold water from

the pipes for us – so that we
never have to stop dreaming
.
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