Tagged: tanka

around the world in

around the world in
thirty-eight time zones, we string
our multiple new

years to dangle around our
wrists, a celebration, chain-linked
.
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in the theater of

in the theater of
dreams
, there is a steady hum
all around us, a

low rumbling at this late
hour from those ready to rise
.
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the haves and the have

the haves and the have
nots rarely meet in neutral
territory, one

inevitably hosts the
other, begs to be comforted
.
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between here and there,

between here and there,
i have lost something. seeing
it in my mind’s eye

is an itch, a tease, a vague
memory, reshuffling
.
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when the middle of

when the middle of
the night opens up and spits
you out, there’s nothing

you can do but get a good
hold of its edges, saddle up
.
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we tiptoe around

we tiptoe around
time, count up and count down each
month, day, hour, minute,

trying not to disturb a
fictional equilibrium
.
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we approach year-end

we approach year-end
festivities, and still, you do
not get to leave, go

home. to serve tastes more bitter than
the discomfort of being served
.
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