Tagged: pretend

the end of

the end of
september pretends
to know
something about
loss, sits down
at the piano
and struggles
with the blues
.
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as the haves splinter

as the haves splinter
into haves and newly have-
nots, we are humbled,

no longer pretending to
have the answers, be in control
.
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in between the in-

in between the in-
betweens
, we
will pretend to be
all adult about
it, hiding
behind mama’s
skirts, lingering
in dad’s shadows
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: in-betweens

at the point of being

at the point of being
inextricably linked, let’s
at least not pretend
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: linked

let’s meet at hampshire

let’s meet at hampshire
house
and pretend that we belong –
pretend to pretend
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: pretend

crumbs later, we will

on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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when i am in your

when i am in your
arms, i pretend to know what’s
what, take great gulps of

confidence, appear serene,
a thing you can hold onto
.
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we insist on being

we insist on being
uncool, so that it’s always
a surprise, like when
the electronic claw comes
down and pulls us out of so
much plush and stuffed
doubt, even on the first try
.
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on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
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