Tagged: tanka

on the first day of

on the first day of
autumn, dad’s hummingbirds are
still fighting over

every drop of deliverance,
a sugary endeavor
.
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within every hour,

within every hour,
there are eleven minutes
that take flight, nearly

a fifth of a minute that
sits still, one-eighth in running shoes
.
20170919:2300
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on a pork shoulder

on a pork shoulder
kind of afternoon, wishes
are granted loosely,

promises fulfilled, and every
minute finger-lickin’ sweet
.
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in every moment

in every moment
of forgetting, hearts splinter,
words look for throats in

which to get caught, hands clasp and
unclasp, learn to build bridges
.
20170912:2023
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between shadow and

between shadow and
light, you teach me how to move
with the appearance

of abandon, heart locked for
careful considerations
.
20170906:1555
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every once in a

every once in a
while, it is like us to knock
on one another’s

hearts, ask for the password to
kindness, loneliness, patience
.
20170905:0759
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when melancholy

when melancholy
grows leggy, be ready to
pinch back, harvest the

tips of every stem, maybe
refrigerate for later
.
20170904:2002
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