Tagged: stray

when the litter of

when the litter of
spring blossoms crosses canal
street in late April,
a petal or two will stray
into side alleys, searching
for the real chinatown
.
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here is a reminder

here is a reminder
in the middle of
a wintry afternoon
that i do not deserve
you – my legs
wrapped up so
carefully in
your legs, and for
a small, exposed
piece of me that still
strays with the
inescapable
draft in the room,
a warm hand lands,
perches, massages
periodically into
that tickle threshold,
in case i were not
already completely
yours, present
.
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there’s a new haircut

there’s a new haircut
feeling about loss –
how, even after days or
weeks, you are learning
to re-recognize yourself
in the mirror, and stray
snippets keep loosening
and falling off
when you shower,
blow-dry, each a
memory
to be washed down
or somehow recovered
.
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in a couple of weeks

in a couple of weeks
you will no longer
be able to tell
where the mend is

this is what she promised
the afternoon she tried

and after time had passed
when i found that i could still
lay a finger on it
i saw her again

if you could stop
dwelling
for even one
morning with me, it will
go away

this is her response
an escapist guess, at best

and on the morning i stopped
the room was empty
a loose goodbye to chew on
a stray silence
.
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