Tagged: security

perhaps beneath all

perhaps beneath all
the layers of being human
is humanity –

it takes tremendous patience
to peel back much of the husk
.
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i am not secure –

i am not secure –
when you are halfway across
the world, everything

moves speedlessly, and i am
still looking for the pause button
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: everything

we were at six flags

we were at six flags
that first summer. you tied me to
the flag pole and walked

away. i still feel like that
kid, inextricably bound
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: summer

there are many hows

there are many hows
to securing the past and
sometimes present, not

so many clues to locking
on, safeguarding the future
.
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we are all at once

we are all at once
secure and insecure
about the space
between us –
with no agreed upon
unit of measurement,
we have to
negotiate every
vibration, adapt
to each curve,
swallow words
in different
combinations and feel
the push and pull
of acceleration
with a new gravity
.
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there is so much

there is so much
comfort in coming
home, a settling
in upon arrival,
tongues loosening,
mouths wet,
ready to once
again swallow
the world
.
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secured in

secured in the pocket

secured in the pocket
between 3:06 and 4:33
a.m., i am mostly
insecure, still
blinking minutes
into existence,
crusted, uncrusted,
longing to
see more clearly
.
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you built a world

it is after-hours