Tagged: story

in the east village,

in the east village,
a simple pleaplease return
stones – as if each one

carries meaning, a story,
the dull weight of its travels
.
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we will always stop

we will always stop
what we’re doing for the drum
solo – for rhyme or

rhythm, we lean in closer,
beating our own melodic tale
.
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we gather in the

we gather in the
name of barbecue, seasoned
by our immigrant

preferences – every piece, cooked
low and slow, shares a story
.
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what i don’t want to

what i don’t want to
do is pick up where we left
off – like a choose-your

own-adventure-story, some
endings are inevitable
.
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perhaps it’s an age

perhaps it’s an age-
old story – coveting your
neighbor’s mint, and thyme,

and even dandelions –
makes for a bitter tonic
.
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every year, there is

every year, there is
a new story that you are
destined to own – an

incalculable weight, a
notable inheritance
.
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if we have made it

if we have made it
in this master narrative,
we will come across

a unit of measurement
that was never meant for us
.
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for every history,

for every history,
there is a sort of
engraving,
etched into
someone else’s
DNA, someone
who has been
telling the story
for way too long
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: history

we will memorize

we will memorize
one another’s histories
all wrong, not because

we haven’t tried, but because
we may have tried much too hard
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: histories

years later, some of

years later, some of
these photos will be misplaced,
families will churn

out new albums, unaware
any stories were amiss
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: unaware