Tagged: stuck

some days, reaching up

every tragedy

every tragedy
forces us into tunnel
vision – it takes a

community to draw us
back out, save us from ourselves
.
20210405:2000
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art for art for art’s

art for art for art’s
sake cannot escape from the
white gaze, cannot be

separated from who you
know, does not have that luxury
.
20210305:2047
y

on green lake, for a

on green lake, for a
moment, we are held by the
summer heat and our

engine sputtering a call-
and-response to the ripples
.
20190810:1351
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: sputtering

in every moment

in every moment
of forgetting, hearts splinter,
words look for throats in

which to get caught, hands clasp and
unclasp, learn to build bridges
.
20170912:2023
y

when you tamper with

when you tamper with
trust, the lens becomes stuck, you
can’t zoom in nor out
.
20170506:2253
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on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
20170222:1908
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i don’t know what i

i don’t know what i
am doing on my best days,
let alone the rest –
sleep is always over-
or underrated and never
quite the solution
.
20170131:0744
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two-and-a-

two-and-a-
half feelings away
from being
unstuck has
become a lengthy
visitor. we sit
at the table
in silence, mostly
afraid to turn
on, check in,
update, call
up, initiate.
when no news
is no longer good
news, but imagining
the worst, two-
and-a-half feelings
away from being
unstuck is as sound
a visitor as any
.
20161217:1656
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we take turns being

we take turns being
the person we don’t want to
be – it’s a funny

feeling, stuck inside out or
outside in, still requesting love
.
20161026:2150
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