Tagged: storytelling

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
.
20210802:2207
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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
.
20210117:1827
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if we have made it

if we have made it
in this master narrative,
there will be versions

of ourselves that we will not
recognize – how do you do?
.
20200428:1859
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here is the twist – that

here is the twist – that
there will be more
twists
and turns
while
vying for the light
than any one of us
can anticipate –
no spoilers
.
20180524:0737
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because there is no

distance is the great

distance is the great
revealer – you are miles and miles
and miles away, i

am weaving such a tale, heavy
with details, just to reach you
.
20170224:2342
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we bump into the

we bump into the
edges
of one another’s
stories on the street,

in the park, at the gas station,
perhaps fueling our own
.
20160414:0738
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even this morning,

even this morning,
i am hearing for the first
time the tale of grandpa,
bringing home
a pot of Madagascar
periwinkle, and how
his business thrived
for as long as the
garden blossomed
and his seven
buds bloomed
.
20150926:1328
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crossing from Brooklyn

crossing from Brooklyn
into Manhattan takes a
bit of magic – you

stretch out all the stories, like
hand-pulling cotton candy
.
20150918:0934
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some objects hold on

some objects hold on
to stories for much
longer. you ask
me not to write this
down so that no one
will ever know
.
20141027:0926
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