Tagged: stress

we are pressed for

we are pressed for
time in immeasurable
moments, believing
that we can always
feel expansive later
.
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it is looking more and

it is looking more and
more likely that
we have been weighing
the wrong things, counting
and measuring
that which is
not easily
quantifiable, things we
can’t wrap our heads
around. we have
disassociated, splintered,
fractured ourselves for
too long to contain
so much, we can’t
be reliable data
within these set
values, even words
are no longer
enough, nor
meaningful
.
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here we are, under

here we are, under
close inspection, even closer,
taunting us to burst
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: inspection

allow us to spend

allow us to spend
a bit of the day counting
sheep, for a fixed peace
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: sheep

three hundred and eight

three hundred and eight
hoops later, we are still bending
the knees, lengthening

the calf muscles, rotating
our ankles to meet the mark
.
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the heart, troubled, can

the heart, troubled, can
fool itself and companion
organs to help speed
its demise. it’s a lose-
lose situation, stretching to
compensate, stretching
to compensate –
in the end, our
bodies are altogether
witness, criminal, and
location of a drowning
.
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we are all one

we are all one
another’s super-
heroes, there is no
doubt – when it’s
not you, it’s me,
caught waiting
for a release
.
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soon after the new

soon after the new
year, there is a heaviness
that comes with being

weightless for so long, or is
it the other way around?
.
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there’s another version

there’s another version
of us, a catch and
release, one in which
we are both
experts, armed
only with barbless
hooks. maybe we pose
for a photograph,
but we leave
no other
remnants –
no stress nor injuries –
with eighty-seven percent
chance of survival
.
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the minute before

the minute before
the minute is a
clot, not meant to
carry so
heavy a burden –
allow the seconds
to dissolve
.
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