Tagged: semblance

eight months into our

eight months into our
global pandemic, we arm
ourselves with distance,

a semblance of normalcy
tangoing with vigilance
.
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on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
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i have come for the

i have come for the
weapons you casually
sharpen over break-

fast, complete with a perfect
semblance of control, loosed words
.
20160912:0750
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hours before flight,

hours before flight,
small regrets couched in relief –
saying no to cheese-

cake, you, and holding onto
a semblance of the unknown
.
20160720:1620
y

to be effective,

to be effective,
it has to be
bite-sized,
a miniature
nudge
of
dopamine,
honeycomb-
sticky, but
detachable.
to be addicted,
there should
be a semblance
of caving
in. or is it
the other
way around?
.
20120302:0841
y

i have lost

i have lost
count the times
i’ve had to
fold love
into a
semblance of
a friendly
gesture –
a thoughtful
harmless thing,
considerably
accommodating,
just the right
amount of
attentive – no
more than the times
you’ve understood
.
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