Tagged: reminder

every joint is an

every joint is an
imminent reminder of
our fragility –

we swing our legs over the edge,
one of our knees is crackling
.
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at the cemetery,

at the cemetery,
there is enough
new growth
to power the
most decorated
athlete, a reminder
that as much as we
receive, we will be
made to return
.
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perhaps bearing wings

stop and don’t stop

stop and don’t stop
looking for signs
they are all there,
staring someone
else right
in the face
.
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just when it feels

just when it feels
like the number of
hoops they will
make you
jump will be
infinite, along
comes a reminder
that everything
is finite
.
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just before bedtime,

just before bedtime,
fireworks
i press down hard
on these pages so
that the memories
will keep,
as a reminder
or a suggestion
for future summers
.
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remember i told

remember i told
you there is only zen when
you stop searching – it’s

more like a leaning into the
wind to stay still, for a moment
.
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here is a reminder

here is a reminder
in the middle of
a wintry afternoon
that i do not deserve
you – my legs
wrapped up so
carefully in
your legs, and for
a small, exposed
piece of me that still
strays with the
inescapable
draft in the room,
a warm hand lands,
perches, massages
periodically into
that tickle threshold,
in case i were not
already completely
yours, present
.
20170121:1659
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so it’s true, we will

so it’s true, we will
die as magically as
we lived – let every

autumn be a reminder,
every memory, a test
.
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in unmarked moments,

in unmarked moments,
we catch ourselves tipping the
scales for life, making

wishes for more or less of
the same thing, being so lucky
.
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