Tagged: scale

on the scale from let’s

on the scale from let’s
stay in forever to
let’s just
get it over
with, there are days
when we believe
that averting the
virus is only
a matter of not
looking others
in the eye
.
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perhaps we are

perhaps we are
built
to scale
time and,
harnessed
together,
your fall
becomes
my fall
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: scale

on a scale of summer-

on a scale of summer-
to-autumn, October has
finally tipped the scale
slightly in favor of
cooling down. we sit
on our Brooklyn
stoops, greeting
and enjoying
the last of the
last of the last
of summer – hi, it’s
good to see you again

.
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tip the scale towards

on a scale of walking

on a scale of walking
into traffic and
walking into the sea,
last night i
chose the sea,
and when i reached it,
you called me
out of the blue,
an accusatory tone
in your voice,
taking me back
to the days when
i’d arrive at my
childhood home
and not ring you up.
i was found out,
i leaned the
heaviness against you
so that i could
find a new
balance, and you
shifted so that you
could accommodate
the weight. i
wandered alongside,
instead of into,
though the sound of
the waves will always
compete with your voice
.
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there are warning

there are warning
signs before the
warning signs –
instincts kick in,
perhaps a little too
hard, it causes
temporary blindness –
then, instead of being
still, the scale tips
.
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we are packed

staying takes on more

staying takes on more
risks – on a scale
between over-
staying and feeling
cornered, there is
also the danger
of growing
.
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science cannot explain

do not let the small