Tagged: resist

after all this time,

after all this time,
and icarus, we still long
for wings – as if we

could ever learn from someone
else’s mistakes, resist bruising
.
20210911:2006
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in the middle of

in the middle of
chocolate is always more
other chocolates –

the struggle to resist the
comparison simply melts
.
20210521:1646
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in the history

in the history
of responding to
acts of division,
the go-to responses
were to draw the
curtains or take to
the streets. perhaps
there is a
kaleidoscope of
choices, waiting
for us to rotate,
reflect, come
together, and
conjure them
into place
.
20210318:2128
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between now and then,

we are showing up

we are showing up
differently in this moment,
for once,
twice, and as
we are called,
for every time –
commit to memory
the color,
the volume,
the depth,
the shape
.
20200611:1413
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days before the new

days before the new
year, old
memories stumble
upon even older
memories, overlap,
wrinkle, uninvited.
between resisting
and not resisting
is the acceptance
that they will arise
fewer and farther
between in the
years to come.
let them
kaleidoscope in
remembrance of us
.
20181230:2231
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: remembrance

even now, we are

even now, we are
rehearsing this newest
compulsion to
rebalance, a
gentle pressure to
resist,
but not so much
.
20170416:2241
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there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
20170311:1013
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awareness is not

awareness is not
action – this morning,
over the toilet bowl,
recognizing that the
body will eventually
act, revolt,
when administered
enough poison
.
20170213:0742
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morning captures us

morning captures us
in varying degrees – not
yet saying what needs

to be said is resisting
uncharted territory
.
20161019:2247
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