Tagged: tricks

our mom’s azaleas

our mom’s azaleas
unfurl with
tricks up her
sleeves,
neverminding
the gardener’s
schemes
.
20200910:1934
y

the things we remember

the things we remember
and the things we forget
are mischievous twins,
playing tricks on us
on mornings
when we are not
yet ready to get
dressed,
to greet the world
.
20160519:0803
y

dedicate always

the earth’s mantle still holds

the earth’s mantle still holds
tricks
up his layered sleeves
like an Everlasting
Gobstopper,
a trembling poet,
a heart
in training –
all learning
and relearning
to lock an ocean away
.
20140616:0821
y

you always arrive

you always arrive
with tricks
tucked up your
sleeves, as though
you did not
want anything else
to weigh
you down
.
20130602:1044
y

some days, god –

some days, god –
with his night cap
still on – wakes
before the mrs.
to get an early
start on the
darning. holes
never repair
themselves,
and the earlier
stitches were
just evolution
playing
tricks again
.
20130522:0834
y

it’s a waxing gibbous

it’s a waxing gibbous
tonight, two-thirds full
of suggestion, one-third
implication. at this many
clicks away, love is a
forced perspective –
you only think you’ve
got a handle on it
.
20130520:2242
y

broken things sometimes

broken things sometimes
play tricks with the eye –
the mind tries
to make us
whole,
but with every
shard, we only
harden our awareness
.
20110730:0732
y