Tagged: pride

pride and joy, going

pride and joy, going
once, twice, sold to the lady
who can hold her own

on a busy city street, day
in and day out, making ends meet
.
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we are arrested

we are arrested
by symbols, taken prisoner,
secured, protected,

trapped, sheltered – pride shows up in
the way we ripple in the wind
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: pride

outside of collecting

outside of collecting
the seeds, planting,
watering, growing,
pruning, nurturing,
fending off diseases,
harvesting, picking,
and storing the
apples ourselves,
yes, we made our
pie from scratch,
like every red-
blooded american should
.
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you have no snacks in

you have no snacks in
your apartment
, my mom says
this in the tone of

a scolding, and i am all
at once embarrassed and proud
.
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we fall into reptile

we fall into reptile
precision
when it comes
to what we say and
what we keep
stranded
in our throats.
i have long
stopped
marking the way
back
to yesterday’s
tomorrow –
but we will
drag it out
until recognition
is just a word
left unsaid
.
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