Tagged: texture

study the thing that

study the thing that
fuels you –
shape,
textures,
flavors,
whether or not
it keeps you
up at night, and
not just how
many miles
per gallon
.
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when they told me that

when they told me that
in the future, books would come
in tablets, i imagine
the sucking kind, stories
distilled, collected,
to be held on
the tongue, moved
around in one’s
mouth, maybe slowly
turned, chewed.

the reader becomes
the taste tester, hanging
onto each chapter –
like Texture, Temperature,
Viscosity, Grittiness, and
Palatability. even
before the swallow,
odds are in the story’s
favor for unlocking
interlocking systems
.
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some textures

your heavy grey glance

your heavy grey glance
lifting, separating from
the texture of fog

a bud’s fur coat collecting
frost to soften winter’s blow
.
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some days feel more

some days feel more
broken than others – it’s
in the way you crack
into them, the slow
reeling in, a flavor
or two identified
within combined
textures
, then
the swallow –
such differences
are palpable
.
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there is nothing like

there is nothing like
putting on a good
robe to meet the
light
– every
turn is a flowing
gesture, every
movement a
sashay, and
life is warm,
a fading texture
.
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the old ball-and

the old ball-and-
chain is often made
with a texture meant
to be pulled
smoothly along
the troubled passages
of the heart
. you
hardly even notice
it, but these are
battles that take
only the most
willing of prisoners
.
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