Tagged: streets

in the history

in the history
of responding to
acts of division,
the go-to responses
were to draw the
curtains or take to
the streets. perhaps
there is a
kaleidoscope of
choices, waiting
for us to rotate,
reflect, come
together, and
conjure them
into place
.
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becoming familiar

becoming familiar
with new streets starts
with forgetting old
ones, making room
for new turns and
bumps in the road,
so that there is less
chance for
tripping and falling,
getting lost – still,
we need more time
.
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perhaps new flavors

perhaps new flavors
arrive once a
month, landing
in JFK with
a slosh and some
nervousness –
on the streets of
Brooklyn, a world
of wondrous
piraguas awaits
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: slosh

i tuck memories

i tuck memories
into each corner of these
city streets – cross, do

not cross, pivot, turn around –
messages from another me
.
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on the wet streets of

on the wet streets of
chinatown, there is something
for everybody.

we pick up our pace, not ready
to become ensnared, indulgent
.
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on the streets of love,

it’s all well and good

it’s all well and good
to state that we will not show
up, that we will take
to the streets, show
solidarity by stepping out
of housework, child
care, maybe apply
some self-care at
the local beauty
parlor, therapeutic
spa. meanwhile, a
host of silent women
will step in
to fill the gap, make
the lunches, file the
nails, listen to and
nod and listen to the
ones who insist on
being heard
.
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at sunset, portals

at sunset, portals
open up all across city
streets, curbside,
adjoining this world
with countless
others – so much
temptation
.
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in the middle

in the middle
of the night,
belonging and
not belonging
take turns
at the wheel,
driving from
one small town
to another,
practicing
exemption
.
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the heart plays traffic

the heart plays traffic
cop along the streets of the
city
, directing
and redirecting figure
eights to avoid a collision –
that bench, the pizza
joint, that corner
where we petitioned
for more time

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