Tagged: tapestry

in the tapestry

in the tapestry
of spring, we are new weavers,
tempted to tuck and

pull on loose strands, hesitant
until we find our pattern
.
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on your birthday –

on your birthday –
a cup of tea
to steep
our predictions,
contain our
luck while we
are lucky enough
to grasp it,
embroider yet
unrecognizable
stories, the tea
leaves in
our tapestry
.
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theater-hopping in

theater-hopping in
the multiplex was a game
we used to play on
hot summer days,
one disposable
blockbuster at a time.
nothing beats learning
how to build consensus
in the cool comfort
between fantasy
and mystery
.
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for years, my father

for years, my father
rose before sunrise so that
we could sleep soundly –

we flourished in certainty
when love was something simple
.
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my dad is vacuuming

my dad is vacuuming
up the line of ants in
the kitchen, holding
back that fierce
rank and file
to save my mom,
my brother, and me –
some heroes don’t
need a city
.
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each intersection

i am holding onto

i am holding onto
the idea of a camellia
bush still taller
than you,
and the weight
of each newly
petaled
memory as it
falls, ready
to be rescued,
brought inside,
to float like
yesterday,
before
there were any
signs of rain
.
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when we finally

when we finally
fragment, the spirit
will lift
lightly, stretch
and curl new
muscles created
only for this springing
away
, a small
push
into the unknown
.
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in each other’s arms,

in each other’s arms,
we tinker with every
minute, allow the
seconds to
burst, become
longer in their
incandescence.
despite all of our
efforts, hours
burn up, become
irretrievable
.
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your waist