Tagged: theater

in the beginning was

in the beginning was
the word, and the word
was stella, rapping so
gently at my
window with her icy
knuckles this morning –
despite forecasts
and city shutdowns
and a state of emergency
declaration and thousands
of plows deployed
across the boroughs,
and lining up outside
grocery stores under
a cool blue sky –
despite everything, still
leaning on her southern
charm, like a new art form
.
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you said a wish can

you said a wish can
be a hope for something slightly
out of reach, a thing

to strive toward, i am breaking
character to claim that wish
.
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on this side of

on this side of
midnight, the heart holds
dress rehearsals for
pain, so that
by daybreak, every
word is appropriately
costumed, every feeling
suitably polished,
and we won’t at all
look towards each
other, waiting
hopelessly for
the next line
.
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at the movies, we

at the movies, we
are twice
as vulnerable as
we are invincible.
it’s a practice
run of sorts –
memories
brushing
up against us,
murmuring take
my hand, step
into the light

.
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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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i want to break

i want to break
it to you slowly,
quickly, every
other second
like i am two
selves vying
for the same

plot twist –
you laugh, but
you don’t see
it coming
.
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dining at the airport