Tagged: spin

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
.
20170208:0009
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i want to break it

i want to break it
to you slowly so that each
syllable lingers,
sinks in. i want to
break it to you
quickly so that the
speed of the words whips
up a centripetal force,
spinning away. i want
to break it to
you gently so that
there is no more
fear, only trust –
the known knowns
.
20161111:0051
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every fifth or

every fifth or
sixth morning,
we practice
improvising steps
in the shower, ankles
and knees rounding
out a tango. we
learn to lean into
each other’s
axes, so that we
will never find
ourselves spinning
too far away,
forgetting this
thirst, mouths
wet with so
much laughter
.
20160821:2344
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because our hearts have

because our hearts have
mastered the tilt of a good
throw, our bodies still
stir when we meet
after a lengthy
absence, a natural
return anchored by
gyroscopic precession
.
20160118:0147
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you and i spin into

moving closer looks

after all that

after all that
lollygagging, Winter
finally decided
to get the ball
rolling, throwing
a mean hook shot
with minimal spin
.
20101229:2359
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