Tagged: tanka

silence tends to stick

silence tends to stick
together – hushed in the playground,
tucked into alleys

and cul-de-sacs, stilled by an all
too familiar look, bought into
.
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there are aches in my

there are aches in my
body i can no longer
ignore. every year

we grow older, a new trail
of bread crumbs beckons us home
.
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when you love someone

when you love someone
the way i love you, fear comes and
goes, body resists

any new adjustments, afraid
of becoming comfortable
.
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we are studying

in about an hour,

in about an hour,
the sun will come in just so, a
bent wave glancing off

a new city prism – witchcraft
costing an arm and a leg
.
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there is dough on our

there is dough on our
kitchen counter, dough on the
rug, dough on two or

three spoons, dough in the sink – you
are kneading and proofing patience
.
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every third door is