Tagged: tanka

they don’t tell you that

all of it begins

all of it begins
to fade even as we are
capturing it – pen

to paper, experience
to memory – don’t hold on
.
20170519:2257
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there are decisions

there are decisions
that beget other decisions –
we break for lunch, not

knowing how one thing here could
possibly alter the other
.
20170516:2231
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the right words cost an

the right words cost an
arm and a leg – no one warns
you when you are just

starting out. it takes decades to
roll them out appropriately
.
20170515:2237
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perhaps with time, we

perhaps with time, we
all curl or spiral inwards
or is it that we

unwind, become loose, making
serpentine patterns here, there
.
20170512:2359
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it doesn’t matter

it doesn’t matter
how gently we do this – take
little nibbles off

of one another – at the
end of the day, we weigh less
.
20170511:2338
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one week later, we

one week later, we
gather up the stamina
for the days to come –

we can’t see the finish line from
here, and we’re not ready to
.
20170510:2249
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