Tagged: relationship

at any given

at any given
moment, memories become
carbonated, rise,

rising, risen, until they
reach the surface of consent
.
20210219:0742
y

some encounters leave

some encounters leave
bruises – accidental or
on purpose matters

less than whether the imprint
leaves an emotional scar
.
20210127:0143
y

perhaps on the way

perhaps on the way
to better understanding
is filling in the

gaps. we can only help one
another through trial and error
.
20210124:1541
y

some days i lose you

some days i lose you
to the unexplainables –
it takes two to let

time slip between the doodads,
get caught on the thingamajigs
.
20201229:0108
y

no one belongs to

no one belongs to
no one else – we recognize
this in loss, pain, in

separation two days before
christmas in a pandemic
.
20201223:1450
y

perhaps more

perhaps more
than any of it
all, more than
education and
income brackets,
more than
compatibility and
the stars, more
than all the
coincidences
and preferences,
is the comfort
of shorthand
and shortcuts.
here’s to the
ninety-percent of
the things i don’t
say that still make
their way to you
.
20201222:1711
y

we’ve been here before –

we’ve been here before –
six days before christmas and
not yet home – somehow,

it feels different, homeward bound
plays in the distance, with teeth
.
20201219:1050
y

the first december

the first december
in the new old home, we have
become privy to

the twilight dialogues between
the heat pipes crossing households
.
20201213:0647
y

squeezed between cultures

perhaps nothing good

perhaps nothing good
ever comes from an over-
seas phone call – the same

immigrant stories – reasons
to come home, reasons to stay
.
20201209:2351
y