Tagged: version

we buy into our

we buy into our
own versions of tradition
every time, picking

and choosing which passages
to chew up or swallow whole
.
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your version of the

your version of the
blues
may look and taste different
from my version – just

in the instrumentation
we choose, the sound will be off
.
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in every culture,

in every culture,
there is a version of a
pancake – pfannkuchen,

okonomiyaki, roti,
bing, pupusa – a warm wrap
.
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two-thirds of the way

two-thirds of the way
filling out forms that bestow
legitimacy,

an in-between version of you
sidesteps the absurdity
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: version

there is an old, new

there is an old, new
paralysis – a hitchhiker
on the most bearable
days, a parasite on
the worst – that pins
down a hand, an
arm, a leg, a morsel
of every hour, crushing
the cells and membranes
of day. we feel
sick about it all
the time, emerge
from the stupor
spasmodically to ask
one another for best and
worst case scenarios,
readjust our negativity
bias for a version
of survival
.
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there is a version

there is a version
of me who stays, i know it
by the way you speak

to me, in our secret language,
as if i had never left
.
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there’s another version

there’s another version
of us, a catch and
release, one in which
we are both
experts, armed
only with barbless
hooks. maybe we pose
for a photograph,
but we leave
no other
remnants –
no stress nor injuries –
with eighty-seven percent
chance of survival
.
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if the loneliest

if the loneliest
version of her meets
the loneliest version
of him,
they might not
be so lonely
after all
.
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my mother and her

my mother and her
five sisters – together or
alone – five perfect
interpretations of
noodle soup,
one version
of love
.
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all of life is a

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

all of life is a
version of standing on the
outside looking in

humanity calls us out,
silence is not an option
.
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