Tagged: waka

even as we branch

even as we branch
out, we will revisit our
roots, yearn for something

we have long forgotten, can
no longer feel the contours of
.
20230130:2048
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your stories live on

your stories live on
long after you have left us –
grandma’s great pot of

dill, simmering on the stove,
its scent fueling new memories
.
20230129:1136
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everything you touch,

everything you touch,
i touch, we are intricately
connected, spreading

ideas, orthodoxies,
mutating infectious germs
.
20230128:1924
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across the city,

across the city,
we meet in slices of sky
and make up things to

do to feel purposeful and
maybe even important
.
20230126:2214
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perhaps baskets hold

perhaps baskets hold
everything and contain nothing –
making choices at

the beginning and the end
of the year, decluttering
.
20230125:2141
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basket-weavers are

basket-weavers are
also skilled storytellers,
fluidly making

connections to better hold
us, keep us from stumbling
.
20230123:2048
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pine, bamboo, plum trees,

pine, bamboo, plum trees,
cranes, and turtles – symbols of
longevity, luck,

fortune, and vitality – an
embroidered suit of armor
.
20230118:1925
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the tradition for

the tradition for
wok-frying peanuts is passed down
like a recessive

trait – one discovers the know-how
was hidden here all along
.
20230113:1639
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every day is a

every day is a
holiday when baking is
your strong suit – a loaf

of persimmon bread rises
like magic, sweetening the air
.
20230112:2023
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rosemary is strong-

rosemary is strong-
willed, high-spirited, leaving
its aromatic

fragrance like hooks dangling
in the air, searching for game
.
20230111:2239
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