Tagged: waking up

we made each other

we made each other
wait for too long, time decided
to let us expire
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: expire

sunday walks across

sunday walks across
the ceiling in sequined
shoes, size two, with
the regular irregularity
of a juvenile dog’s pitter-
patter trailing from
not far behind her
.
i am barely awake,
listening for a
toddler-sized tumble
.
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it doesn’t take long

it doesn’t take long
to get used to waking up
to the sound of steel

rubbing against each other,
telling the same city stories
.
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there is a thawing quality to

there is a thawing quality to
waking, except – instead of
melting – there is a
pulling together of atoms,
an activation of senses,
a bonding of nouns to
verbs, a slow architecture
of understanding that this,
this is waking, balanced
on the tip of numbness,
with only fractions of
milliseconds to decide
which way to fall
.
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there is nothing like

there is nothing like
rolling out of
bed, heading
to the neighborhood
doughnut shop,
and waking up
a second time
.
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