Tagged: research

even when looking

even when looking
across
a vast unknown, we
will make out patterns –

just stick with me awhile longer,
i promise to make sense of it
.
20200416:1948
y

here we are, feeling

here we are, feeling
foreign again –
the door you
can breeze
through is closed
to me. research
shows that
walking through
a doorway makes
one forget. i’m
not expecting you
to remember,
to buck science
.
20180323:1705
y

3:40 a.m., and i

3:40 a.m., and i
have once again slipped
out of bed to take a hit
on one of our backlit
displays, playing russian
roulette with my timing
messenger. two spins
later, the loaded
chamber still
weighs heavy –
damned if i do,
and damned if i don’t
.
20150118:0449
y

you are slightly late,

you are slightly late,
i am slightly early –
somewhere
on a floor just
above us, over
the hum of two
fluorescent bulbs,
someone is plotting
these data points
across multiple
axes
, sipping the last
of Tuesday’s
coffee, closing the
folder on why
we never meet –
the sudden draft
is mesmerizing
.
20140408:2239
y

20100124post-sunday.reading

when they told me that

when they told me that
in the future, books would come
in tablets, i imagine
the sucking kind, stories
distilled, collected,
to be held on
the tongue, moved
around in one’s
mouth, maybe slowly
turned, chewed.

the reader becomes
the taste tester, hanging
onto each chapter –
like Texture, Temperature,
Viscosity, Grittiness, and
Palatability. even
before the swallow,
odds are in the story’s
favor for unlocking
interlocking systems
.
20140406:1032
y

eventually,

eventually,
home is where
the heart
aches. yes,
after all these
years, we are
still trying to
figure out the
science behind
this simple
imbalance
.
20130206:1200
y

the moon has

the moon has
slipped into her
lab coat to conduct
a dissection of
last night’s shadows.
dawn approaches
with inconclusive
results – the
recurrent coming
together of so
much friction
is unprecedented
.
20130120:0859
y

at fifteen thousand

at fifteen thousand
rpm, our love separates
into identifiable phases.
starting with the heaviest
memories, we can
extract one or two
samples to be
processed for that
magical unknown.
it is a shame
that what remains
afloat, and likely to be
discarded, are several
years of aimless kisses
.
20130107:2255
y

on any given

on any given
day, there is
untapped
energy just
beneath
the surface

frayed
edges from
yesterday’s
exchange, creep
corrosion on
the spine, and
extreme
pressures
and temperature
fluctuations
on the soul.

as of this writing,
a team of world-renowned
electrochemical engineers
have checked into their
hotel. two by two, they
will learn to work things
out and present their
findings on societal
needs in support of a
sustainable future
.
20120811:1149
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