Tagged: remembrance

perhaps there is no

perhaps there is no
prerequisites to spiraling,
as natural as a

forgotten sequence, prompted
by simply remembering
.
20220705:1450
y

we collect memories

we collect memories
in irregularly-sized
vessels, in the hope

that they will not leak, find their
way out, look for something more
.
20220601:2010
y

wanting some things that

wanting some things that
don’t make sense is a trademark
happening – we yearn

for the possibilities
closest to impossible
.
20220523:2123
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first impressions run

first impressions run
deep – we keep remembering
one another just

as we were and not as we
have become, pressed by the world
.
20220504:1941
y

with twin azalea

in the hushed pockets

in the hushed pockets
behind the front teeth, the taste of
salt when the tears still

come after twelve years, looking
up at the five-day-old moon
.
20220205:2315
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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
.
20220121:1935
y

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
y

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
.
20211130:2055
y

memories become

memories become
overgrown with and without
intention – the greens

become greener, weeds even
weedier – waiting to be tamed
.
20211018:2108
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