Tagged: responsibility

part of gathering

part of gathering
expertise is pulling in
what you know, what might

eventually escape if
you are negligent, careless
.
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in the courtyard of

we fumble with the

there’s another version

there’s another version
of us, a catch and
release, one in which
we are both
experts, armed
only with barbless
hooks. maybe we pose
for a photograph,
but we leave
no other
remnants –
no stress nor injuries –
with eighty-seven percent
chance of survival
.
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for some, we try on

for years, my father

for years, my father
rose before sunrise so that
we could sleep soundly –

we flourished in certainty
when love was something simple
.
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there are words you

there are words you
wish you can say only
in water – words from
which you can swim
away, as if you didn’t
know how they
surfaced, floating equal
distance
between two
desperations still treading
allegiance, waiting
to be saved
.
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responsibility leaks

responsibility leaks
when i am not
careful. that
drip-drop sound is not
an effect, no matter how
much smoke they throw
up there. just because
i do not see it
does not mean i cannot
feel the weight
lessen, sense my skin
grow stickier
.
20130421:1921
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with nine million

with nine million
transistors per
square millimeter,
it is a wonder
that we can be
counted on, that
we are the right
combination of
on or off to be
comfortingly
reliable
to each other
.
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