Tagged: pressure

a basket of ripe

a basket of ripe
lemons offers a juicy
and particular

type of pressure – searching for
recipes that go beyond zest
.
20201118:1605
y

after more heat, we

after more heat, we
might cave a little, maybe
harden – there is no

clear prediction to how we
might turn out, reverberate
.
20200827:2046
y

wednesday’s tentacles

wednesday’s tentacles
pull you in every which way,
with pressure to tear
.
20190206:2249
y

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

silence tends to stick

silence tends to stick
together – hushed in the playground,
tucked into alleys

and cul-de-sacs, stilled by an all
too familiar look, bought into
.
20180117:1556
y

even now, we are

even now, we are
rehearsing this newest
compulsion to
rebalance, a
gentle pressure to
resist,
but not so much
.
20170416:2241
y

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
y

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
y

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
y

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
.
20151111:0740
y

under pressure, we

under pressure, we
can choose to speed
up or slow
down – the moment
is a platform
creaking underneath
the weight
.
20150512:1112
y