Tagged: survive

bees will survive some

bees will survive some
mysteries, like the unnamed
flowering tree in

the backyard, that scarlet come-
hither look, but not mankind
.
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in the middle of

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
.
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maybe it’s only

maybe it’s only
the shape of things that will survive
when the colors fade,

when the taste is not quite right,
when our hearts fumble with doubt
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: fade

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
.
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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
.
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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
.
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