Tagged: tools

try not to be more

upon reflection,

upon reflection,
we will find that we recycle
a healthy range of

talents and acquired skills
to float just above settling
.
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we are building

we are building
a toolbox molded
for our discrete
facts and figures,
small and light
enough to carry
on remote
journeys, but
varied enough
for the times when
things appear
too broken
for duct tape
.
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in the sorry aisle

in the sorry aisle
of home depot,
there is a broad
selection
of advanced
apologetic power
tools, self-
condemnatory
drill bits to go
with, and drawers
of compunctious
nails. every
master mechanic’s
tool set comes
repentant, and all
featured products,
down to the last nut
and bolt, is especially
made for home
improvement,
batteries not included
.
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with our hearts within

with our hearts within
our hands, we can
round out a fifth
dimension, using
only your grandpa’s
tools to fine-tune each
curve, extend yesteryear’s
impressions –
i love when you
pull out the old things
to make them new
.
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it takes six tweezers, three

it takes six tweezers, three
screwdrivers, two bottles of
glue, one good wire snip,
a spool of longing, a bouquet
of drill bits, needles, and pins,
an anchor of kisses, and twelve
years to carve this wonder, hold
taut confusion, wrap joy
close, fold breathlessness
for two beats
before raising the masts
of those early days
waking up new
and near,
unfurling the sails of
an eternal spring
in a bottle
for the long journeys away
from you, my home
.
20121211:1326
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a family of drill

a family of drill
bits
always sticks together
more often than not

in my dad’s repertoire, each
one harbors a distinct voice
.
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