Tagged: thread

we are a couple

we are a couple
of loosened threads, waiting to
be repaired before

someone takes notice, pulls just
a little too hard, breaks us
.
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prosperity hangs

prosperity hangs
by a thread, our
fathers and
our mothers’
mothers
tell us so –
we all respond
differently, hanging
on or letting go
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: prosperity

we are at once new

we are at once new
and old threads, learning
to become
tangled and
untangled –
without breaking,
we can carry
so much weight
together
.
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the system is a

the system is a
thread that needs
to be pulled. the
red tape that keeps
it from fraying is
ever temporary
.
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longing is a loose

longing is a loose
thread – so much
and not enough
tugging yields
an absolute
emptiness, a piece
of ourselves
that has lost
its shape
.
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the idea of a person,

the idea of a person,
place, or thing can
hold
multiple
forms
at once
as time is a
braided thread
trying them
on and
off for size
.
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the day threads

the day threads
a shiny
structure
between each
knotted happening,
adding to the
golden length
of an afternoon
well-cared for,
secured
by a multi-
color sunset
at the clasp
.
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heavy man on the

heavy man on the
L, dangling –
by a thread of
sleep deprivation
from the vertical
handrails, nodding
off outside
the beat of my
evening commute
selection, maybe
waiting
for the transitional
bridge to catch him
.
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after a time, memory

after a time, memory
becomes
an embroidered
thing,
and your smile
a loose thread
to be idly
pulled at
or gingerly tucked in
.
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