Tagged: survival

perhaps one out of

perhaps one out of
five succulents survives
our carelessness, nurtured
by a lifetime
of looking
without seeing,
hearing
without listening
.
20210830:2037
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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
.
20210106:2008
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five months and two

five months and two
hundred dumplings into
our version of
the pandemic, we
cope by folding,
folding the monotony
of survival and
trauma into smaller,
still smaller vessels,
containable
capsules, sealable
sleeves – almost
more manageable
when bite-sized
.
20200806:0920
y

we still believe in

we still believe in
longevity – washing hands,
wearing masks, keeping

our distance, as if we didn’t
need one another to survive
.
20200719:2110
y

let us compare blues,

let us compare blues,
examine the shades you deem
royal, and i call

ocean, you, sapphire, and i,
sky, how else would we survive?
.
20180729:1159
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: survive

justification

they don’t tell you that

they don’t tell you that
with every decision comes a
shedding off of a

protective coat or a donning
of a layer – yes to both
.
20170525:2358
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it’s an inexact

it’s an inexact
science, how we will spend our
whole lives migrating

in a circle to survive, like
wildebeest, chasing the rain
.
20170319:2059
y

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
20170311:1013
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getting to know one

getting to know one
another is a building
of reference points, a
folding in of
constellations,
so that when we turn
towards each other,
we discover where
and who
we are, have a
better chance
at survival
.
20160705:1230
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