Tagged: self-defense

tucked into the best

tucked into the best
of memories are
unnameable aches,
ones that by chance
graze you in the
middle of the night,
so that you are
unexpectedly
awake in the
dark, feeling
for the tape measure
you keep in your
nightstand drawer,
right next to the
wind-up flashlight,
weapons of self-
defense for
mitigating pain
with enough
workable data
.
20161006:0106
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at the threshold of

at the threshold of
self-expansion, we tighten
and loosen our grip,

practice disconnecting as
if growth depended on it
.
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we are taught to

we are taught to
fortify our hearts
so that we can
invite one another
to patrol their
limits, trusting
that neither will
succumb to hunger
.
20160611:1136
y

in the culture of

in the culture of
reflections, we are always
falling in love with

one another, pressed for sweet
superstardom and set time
.
20160311:1715
y

more often than not,

more often than not,
we settle in or brace ourselves
by the look of the

horizon – even from a
distance, we think we feel or know
.
20160224:0805
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there is a version

there is a version
of being cornered
that looks like letting
your hair down
.
it comes
with basic
squirming, a bit
of flailing, and
finally, a slow
slide into the
arctic waters –
you’ve
seen it. it’s
the one where they
cut to the scene of
a lone ice floe
bobbing for balance
while the kill has
just begun
.
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