Tagged: tight

mom and dad shuttle

mom and dad shuttle
the loom back and forth across the
fabric of our youth,

adolescence, adulthood – a
selvage against unravelings
.
20201215:1922
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between here and there

perhaps love goes hand

perhaps love goes hand
in hand with fear – i would love
to take another

bite, but laces and zippers
and new commitments, to boot
.
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there is a stinging

there is a stinging
ceaselessness to unloving
we try out the same

words elsewhere, hold tight to other
words for just a while longer
.
20170503:0730
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autumn minutes

autumn minutes
require more
cushioning, it’s true –
for every second
we spend on one
another, we pull
more tightly to the
seconds that remain,
sipping on the
hour like it’s the
best hot chocolate
the city has to offer
.
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in concert or in

in concert or in
space, time loses
friction – minutes
no longer rub
against each other,
seconds lose
their grip –
we hold on
more tightly
to one another
.
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there’s a numbness

there’s a numbness
that comes
with holding on
too tightly –
it starts
and ends with
a prick
.
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a couple of inches

a couple of inches
off the ground, and
we are alive, riding
high, superhuman
and delirious, nearly
forgetting that
the moment
lasts as long as
we hold on –
but not that tight
.
20120810:0800
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what keeps us

what keeps us
together follows the
procedure for
assembling most
dependable, long-
lasting
things –
tighten loosely,
and it won’t break

.
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