Tagged: struggle

in the middle of

in the middle of
chocolate is always more
other chocolates –

the struggle to resist the
comparison simply melts
.
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there’s something soothing

there’s something soothing
playing over the airwaves
as democracy

struggles to survive – both sides
of one coin feeling justified
.
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it takes struggle to

it takes struggle to
notice the little things, or
privilege to peruse

all the angles, or freedom
to appreciate the difference
.
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the struggle to be

the struggle to be
fully human and to see
that others are full-

ly human plays out over
and over – do we ever learn?
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: human

assimilating

assimilating
and not assimilating play
tug of war in the

morning, at meal times, just before
bed, looking for a clean win
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: assimilating

some corners invite

some corners invite
memories to overlap,
unrolling the mind

so that new sensations can
take root, tussle for a light
.
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so soon after losing

so soon after losing
someone, the before
and after
struggle against
time, craning their
necks for a better
view behind
and ahead
of
us, caught
in the traffic of
memories, cells
that have long
learned how to
bottleneck
.
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eventually,

eventually,
stories that do not
get told
no longer struggle
for the light,
but rather
submit to
a silence
more rusted than
golden. the
distinction appears
negligible, but here,
try to lift this weight
.
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you and i shuttle

you and i shuttle
words back and
forth as if they
were burdensome
and each transport
struggled with
the weight –
we are extra
careful

with so much
glass between us
.
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a stirring in the

a stirring in the
congenial dogwoods this
morning – once again

the spider has caught the light,
dawn stages scant resistance
.
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