Tagged: retreat

when summer retreats,

when summer retreats,
we can grab our paddles and
chase after it for

just a little while longer,
and then still, even longer
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: retreats

at every

at every
intersection,
there is
a sign for
instructions on
how to turn
around – it’s
unclear whether
it is the heart
or the mind
that plays
the traffic cop
waving you ahead
.
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if retreating from

if retreating from
the world is finding a way
in
, and staying still –
that will be my specialty
a slow sun-dried nom de plume
.
20120724:0831
y

at varying degrees, we learn

at varying degrees, we learn
to close our eyes, to be
tempted, to loosen the
hinge on what we see,
to be found –
if held
for a moment
longer,
we could
almost hear the
world tucking
up its edges
as it retreated –
for god’s sake
don’t peek

.
20111025:0824
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not being an

not being an
expert on
love means
my body some-
times shuts
down when you
look at me
that way. the
neglect generates
a slight oxygen
deficiency,
activating the
autonomic
nervous system
to trigger a
longing

yawn –
as if one could
retreat any further
.
20110812:0850
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an entire world

an entire world
can retreat
gracefully into
the contours of her
eyes while
the rest of
her face
registers
unconcern
.
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