Tagged: sorrow

in the silhouette

in the silhouette
of you – joy, sorrow, madness
unraveled, calm, pain –

no indication except
the capacity to contain
.
20210417:1627
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sorrow sneaks in with

there is something to

there is something to
childhood friends –
rock, paper, scissors –
agreeing to one-up
each other for the
rest of eternity,
building strength
to face the rest of it all
.
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to tell the truth, as soon

to tell the truth, as soon
as i have settled into
the wait at the gate,
boarding pass in hand,
homeward bound,
i am split into two –
one in anticipation,
with joy, the other,
already in the future,
sitting at another
gate, heart
untangling the
strings that keep
pulling me
home, taut with
renewed longing –
waiting to be whole
.
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between two lakes and

between two lakes and
immeasurable sorrow,
memories of you

float to the surface, how could
we have been so close, yet so far
.
20150522:0501
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the body maintains

the body maintains
sorrow by running
batch commands
in mind-numbing
sequence, operations
that are memory-
hungry so that there is
no room to
err, to validate new
data, to awaken
from automation
.
20140323:1712
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where there is joy, there

where there is joy, there
is sorrow – a net torque to
be calculated.

come, pivot, pivot, pivot –
realize equilibrium
.
20131222:2134
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joy and sorrow is

on days like these, beneath

on days like these, beneath
the mostly muted sky,
the sun takes indulgences,
kisses adoration into the
cobblestone streets, kneads
radiance into each curve,
taking time to rehearse
the escape, to permit
in his absence a forbidden
phosphorescing
, a public
grief, a shimmering sorrow
.
20120307:0858
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sorrow shelved

sorrow shelved
is a funny thing –
it does not collect
dust
, and no spider
leans a strand of her
home against it

out of the corner
of the eye, sorrow
appears
pristine, newly
polished, easily,
too easily,
within reach

i am not ready
i am not prepared
i am a sliver of
myself, approaching
another anniversary
of our loss, not whole
.
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