Tagged: remembrance

almost twenty-four

almost twenty-four
moons since we last stepped into
this neighborhood gem –

names are foggy, but the flavors
will never quite escape us
.
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missing the look of

missing the look of
the moon from this particular
street is perhaps too

specific – the tilt of these
branches, the curve of the sky
.
20220109:1834
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even in helping us

even in helping us
pick out new chairs
for our first dining
table, dad doles
out words of
wisdom, eyeing
ones with backs
supported by
a spine that reaches
like a tree downward,
rooted and firmly
grounded,
so that we can
sit up straighter,
remembering
our own roots
.
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memories become

memories become
overgrown with and without
intention – the greens

become greener, weeds even
weedier – waiting to be tamed
.
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the people you think

the people you think
of when you travel are the
same people you think

of when standing still – sceneries
change, characters stay the same
.
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most of the time, we

most of the time, we
carry each other without
much regard, under-

value the weight, why after
all this time, we still carry
.
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year after year – here

in the middle of

in the middle of
the road, lakeside, a turtle
crossing. mom and i

stopped the car, got out, carried
it to water – karma points
.
20210916:1935
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we lose track, lose touch,

we lose track, lose touch,
can’t find our way back to one
another, stumble

towards purpose, meander
for a meaning, hands growing numb
.
20210818:0416
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i am grandmother-

i am grandmother-
less, a feeling that carries
privilege at the point

of distinction, a state of
being struggling to be spoiled
.
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