Tagged: system

there is a system

there is a system
to stripping away zinnia
petals – this morning’s

goldfinch in mama’s flowerbeds,
waiting to be rewarded
.
20210823:1635
y

in the presence of

in the presence of
the majesty of the whole,
possibilities

reveal themselves – not i, nor you,
not they, but we, reimagined
.
20210726:1221
y

in the middle of

let us focus on being

let us focus on being
whole though not
any less
broken together –
it takes a good
demolition
to see the light,
to find a reason
for bringing
our pieces closer
.
20161112:1112
y

on the lunar

(for grandpa)

on the lunar
calendar, we
are celebrating
our birthdays
today, just one
world away
from each
other,
which feels
like multitudes,
on and off
the system
for counting
so many days
apart
.
20160902:0902
y

when the system is

when the system is
working
for us, our minds
have long adjusted
as though
it has always been so,
so that with any
veering, we
grumble, squeal
along the curves,
allow logic to drag
.
20150720:0914
y

the system is a

the system is a
thread that needs
to be pulled. the
red tape that keeps
it from fraying is
ever temporary
.
20140826:0846
y

it took only six

it took only six
weeks to get over you this
time – i am getting

so much better at it, there
should be a reward system
.
20130104:1514
y

it is a kind

it is a kind
of barter system –
we take from the
earth what we
need when
we need
, the earth
reclaims
what is due
when we
are due
.
20110404:2229
y