Tagged: thoughts

pardon, let me park

pardon, let me park
my brain here, turn off the engine
of thoughts, or even

just let it, god-forbid, idle –
yes, for longer than five minutes
.
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there is a tear in

there is a tear in
time between the hour you wake
to pee and the minute

the sun rises – try not to
lose too many thoughts in there
.
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on day three in a

on day three in a
new city, we prop up our
feet by the great lake

as the sun goes down, watch for
seagulls to take our thoughts away
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: prop

on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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there will be milli-

there will be milli-
seconds when all you can do
is resist – between

signals, synapses, and spring,
everything is a trigger
.
20180212:2006
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on rainy mornings,

on rainy mornings,
we collect puddles, folding in
each corner with care

so that only the chosen
reflections spill when retrieved
.
20171009:1430
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sometimes the heart will

sometimes the heart will
autumn before it autumns, thoughts
whispering the end

of things as naturally as sweet
nothings – unpack your winter coat
.
20170926:1717
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the ones you miss

the ones you miss
most are the ones
who depart the
soonest – trying to
get out of that one
requires a time
machine or two
fingers of whiskey
.
20170330:2048
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there are chapters of

there are chapters of
my heart that require
fried chicken – yes,
i am asking you
to forgive me
for these dog-eared,
oil-stained pages –
they are most delicious
.
20170303:0755
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two-and-a-

two-and-a-
half feelings away
from being
unstuck has
become a lengthy
visitor. we sit
at the table
in silence, mostly
afraid to turn
on, check in,
update, call
up, initiate.
when no news
is no longer good
news, but imagining
the worst, two-
and-a-half feelings
away from being
unstuck is as sound
a visitor as any
.
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