Tagged: steady

in the middle of

in the middle of
day, i glance down at my new
old watch, every tick

a reminder of dad’s old
new love, steady, fully charged
.
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departures are slow

departures are slow
releases
even with a
steady hand on the
valve, it takes
heart to control
the flow
.
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the branches that

the branches that
form the timeline
of our lives
are never steady,
yet we still lean
on them for
the heavier stuff
.
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before taking a

before taking a
leap, there are things
you can do to
steady yourself
for the landing –
some require
rope, a very few,
counterpoint,
and for most
things, clarity
.
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waking to

three-hundred-

three-hundred-
and-sixty-five
days, we drift
in and out of
fixed kisses,
a steady
routine –

at the threshold,
before bedtime,
on birthdays,
under the
mistletoe, and
still, in
gratitude –

but at closer
inspection,
we do not
recognize each
other in each other,
and we have
stopped trying
.
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