Tagged: stories

from outside looking

from outside looking
in, it’s easy to construct
stories that keep us

small, from inside looking out,
it is even easier
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perhaps nothing good

perhaps nothing good
ever comes from an over-
seas phone call – the same

immigrant stories – reasons
to come home, reasons to stay
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as long as we hold

as long as we hold
people who are not like us
at bay, we will be

less – less storyful, less agile,
less colorful, less human
.
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untold stories, when

the stories that are

the stories that are
not getting told toil
ninety hours a week,
a silent rhythm
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: silent

the golden age is

the golden age is
always a fairy tale, between
those who remember

it for us and the stories
we sell ourselves to survive
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: fairy tale

with one foot on the

with one foot on the
side of the road and one foot
in a fire ant mound,

i picked for you a bouquet of
queen anne’s lace for stories to come
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stories

on day two, we raced

on day two, we raced
our way up sixteen stories,
breathless with the wind

new yorkers in new york, before
the throng of out-of-towners
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: breathless

most have-nots are not

most have-nots are not
about the things or even
things – we collect these

stories because that is all
we have to turn the great tide
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: collect

we will lose our place

we will lose our place
in the middle of each other’s
stories, again and

again – be my bookmark, and
i’ll be yours, let’s turn the page
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: bookmark