Tagged: separation

even in the city

even in the city
that never sleeps,
you and i will be
in separate worlds,
looking down, looking
inwards, looking away,
always away,
for a reason to be
.
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on the first day of

two days before the

two days before the
new year, there is less bustling,
less homecoming, less

celebration, and more effort
to be together in spirit
.
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in a pandemic,

in a pandemic,
everyone is practicing
getting over the

hump of the holidays without
our loved ones – here’s to stuffing
.
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because we can stave

because we can stave
off hunger for much longer,
treasure these moments

when we are together, stow
them away for a rainy day
.
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no one belongs to

no one belongs to
no one else – we recognize
this in loss, pain, in

separation two days before
christmas in a pandemic
.
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today, i will learn

today, i will learn
to forget, practice new words to
take the place of the

ones you used to use, may still
use, while i’m no longer around
.
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across our land, we

across our land, we
are forcing children to put
away childish things –

last night, tonight, tomorrow night,
the night after, the night after
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: childish

in the garden, you

in the garden, you
are separating the newly
sprouted basil – they

are so fragile, barely strong
enough to withstand the shock
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: fragile

you and i are parked

you and i are parked
on the corner of finished
and done, resorting

to old friendship fumes to wrap up
our departures extra neatly
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: resort