Tagged: songs

all the songs that you

all the songs that you
contained or
that contained you
could not find the same
equation to solve
the problem
of loneliness,
loss, not so
sudden
death
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: contained

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there are at least four

there are at least four
hundred and twenty-
eight songs i no longer
play, not counting the
accidental shuffles, one-
point-one days of ditties
i will not d.j. for
guests nor the company
of one. between past and
present, there is a
gap, where last played
rehearses silently, confined
to a losing history
.
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between thirty-four

between thirty-four
and forty-eight, we are
celebrating birthdays
in the east village
tonight, stringing the
eighties to the nineties
from the jukebox in
the corner. most of us
will become more
repetitive with
time – for now, we
will rely on
booze and song
.
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4:06 a.m., you ordered a

4:06 a.m., you ordered a
ballad, as if it were on the
menu, called for it like
we had just spun the
wheel of fortune, and we
landed fairly far
afield into the post-
9/11 inappropriate
Bangles, but you
whispered close enough
as though you knew Bette
Midler was queued up next,
and we were hours till dawn
.
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leaning in ever

leaning in ever
so slightly over the pool
of cicada songs,

a ripple in the reflection,
an asynchronization
.
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past midnight,

past midnight,
the alphabet switches
on and off, letters
file down their edges
with one another,
words host talk
shows with no
memories, we hum
to each other
songs we know
by heart, stripped
of their words so that
only meanings
are exchanged
.
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the songs we sing

the songs we sing
to each other are
getting older, the
words sometimes
escape –
whether we mean to
or not, we take
a backseat to
the formula, allow
the chord progression
to drive us back
.
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