Tagged: waking

in the dream after

in the dream after
the dream that is just before
waking, a buffet

with no lines, waiting for you
to return from the restroom
.
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in the dream after

in the dream after
the dream that is just before
waking, bamboo soup,

the way mom cooks it at home,
a memory for the journey
.
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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

in that lumberyard

in that lumberyard
of dreams, we still graze each other
imperfectly, knots

and all, finding familiar
patterns in the grain, such weakness
.
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in the shadow that

you wake up early

you wake up early
to make sure that i have freshly
ground meat for the day’s

projects – i wake up early
to share our family’s love
.
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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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6:53 a.m., an early

6:53 a.m., an early
bird attempts to break up
the droning of cicadas,
poking small holes into
morning’s purposeless
play –
6:57 a.m., the school
bus roars by, picking
up the pieces –
we are awake,
listening,
unlistening
.
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periodically,

periodically,
the heart gets loosened, rattles
in the middle of

the night, to a mysterious
rhythm, waking everything
.
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blanca, thank you for

blanca, thank you for
heart, skill, and passion,
all of which greeted
us each morning, making
those early moments
of being a stranger
not so daunting
.
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