Tagged: random

ten out of ten, love

ten out of ten, love
chooses to connect the dots,
associate where

associations are not
readily
made, extrapolate
.
20180127:2029
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at the bookstore the

at the bookstore the
other day, i get down to
my knees and find myself
eye-level to a shelf
of books that scream
you. i pull off
a few volumes, open
to chance pages,
always looking for a
message, a sign to
your disappearance.
in one is a man
lighting up a
cigarette, in
another is someone
cursing, and in
a third, a
blank page, waiting
for the right
moment that will
no longer come
.
20160913:0413
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hope arrives willy-

hope arrives willy-
nilly – i’m not
asking you to
believe, i’m asking
you to let go
.
20150502:0942
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thoughts that come

thoughts that come
while hanging
mid-air, dhanurasana,
inverted –
om, a tugging at
the heart, funny
how disparate
parts of me
collide, inhale,
strawberries, a bag
of clementines,
and two
bunches of perfect
and fat scallions
wrapped in the
corner of yoga
practice, hold,
no one knows,
exhale, om
.
20130125:0844
y

sunday arrives on

sunday arrives on
tiptoes, attempting
to slip past
several degrees
warmer
than the
last time we
checked. a
routine knee
jerk reflex test
indicated that all
was fine, and
sunday always
walks in on tiptoes
.
20110724:0851
y

on hate

on hate
.
on an appearingly
random
day – as far
as the universe is
concerned – i will
walk
maybe even
run
out of here, Jeanne
and i will not
stop
until i feel
weightless

just watch for
it –
each morning when i
bend to
tighten these
laces, the odds are
starting to
tip
that i will
walk
away from you
as soon as i can
stand
.
20100603:0049
y

on sunday morning, i am

on sunday morning, i am
concentrating
on the bouquet you gave

to me: with care, i take it apart,
assign each piece
into essential and

trivial. as usual, there are
more trivial, and i am left
with fourteen stems to cut, slice, and

rip into shape, before gathering
them to stand, mostly tiptoes
in shallow water – the typical

beginnings
of a relationship: uprooted,
unedited, and wet
.
20090920:2155
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your rain arrived just

your rain arrived just
this afternoon and our
galoshes are already
conversing in colorful
tongues, casually
sealing covert
kisses
in mint puddles
.
20090828:1254
y