Tagged: standard

shadows are standard

shadows are standard
fare – we pay
to stand
for just a little
longer underneath
the warm sun
.
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we are all at once

we are all at once
secure and insecure
about the space
between us –
with no agreed upon
unit of measurement,
we have to
negotiate every
vibration, adapt
to each curve,
swallow words
in different
combinations and feel
the push and pull
of acceleration
with a new gravity
.
20160826:2137
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here is the litmus

here is the litmus
test that indicates
everything and
captures entire
cities with its
standard unfurling
you are my
enchantment, i
want nothing
to get past you
.
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the standard orchids

the standard orchids
they offered in
condolence is in full
bloom.
each bud appears
to be on
board, making its
seemingly windswept
way to light
with such
sad perfection,
a joyless
footnote
to the story
of your passing
.
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