Tagged: reward

carrying home new

carrying home new
books, with a freshly printed
library card in

your pocket, is a rare reward
for leaving behind all you’ve known
.
20220319:1652
y

there is a system

there is a system
to stripping away zinnia
petals – this morning’s

goldfinch in mama’s flowerbeds,
waiting to be rewarded
.
20210823:1635
y

picture perfect is

picture perfect is
a lens through which we develop
surface impressions

it takes lifting the roof, tearing
down walls to gain something deeper
.
20210714:1835
y

it took only six

it took only six
weeks to get over you this
time – i am getting

so much better at it, there
should be a reward system
.
20130104:1514
y

there are days when

there are days when
manhattan peels
away
like a sparkle
sticker in search
of the dimmest
memory, when i
am all but ready to
be rewarded,
hoping
that nothing
as enchanting
as you affixes
.
20110901:0810
y