Tagged: silence

quarter keeping score,

quarter keeping score,
the neighbor and i wake each
other up in the

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
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our new old neighbors

our new old neighbors
have moved just a little bit
closer – listen to

where the floorboards creak, count the
paces between quietudes
.
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in our moment of

some silences will

some silences will
refuse to budge – it takes years to
build such resistance
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: resistance

silence tends to stick

silence tends to stick
together – hushed in the playground,
tucked into alleys

and cul-de-sacs, stilled by an all
too familiar look, bought into
.
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Spielberg, Harvey… and

Spielberg, Harvey… and
God goes the current tally
for Oscar acknowledgements.
not knowing anything
about Spielberg,
Harvey and God as both
Punisher and Redeemer
take the win
.
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holding it in

it has come to my

it has come to my
attention that
you sing when
moving from room to
room in the middle of
a quiet afternoon because
i scare easily. love is
adding to our repertoire
so that we can
become more
secondhand
fearless together
.
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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 bury things, night

i bury things, night
and day, move
through fiction
and nonfiction to feel
safe. you have no
idea how boring
and terrifying
non-sequential
time can seem
.
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