Tagged: warning

it always starts off

it always starts off
with one or two signs, the word
welcome optional
.
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there are moments when

there are moments when
i feel sick thinking about
it – what to do, what

to say, where to put my feet,
my hands, opened or closed, my heart
.
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at the end of it

at the end of it
all, warning or no
warning,
there will be
separation. until
then, we worry
about everything
in nothing
.
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the right words cost an

the right words cost an
arm and a leg – no one warns
you when you are just

starting out. it takes decades to
roll them out appropriately
.
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do you want to stop?

do you want to stop?
often comes wrapped
in the most helplessly
luring smile. saying it
and not saying it
is a satin ribbon
on its way to rounding
all the edges so that
the present is secured,
and the future
holds surprises in store
.
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perhaps there are waves

perhaps there are waves
we know little to nothing
about – cleverness

is not enough to turn on
our radars, keep us on guard
.
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here, here, and here are

here, here, and here are
the places upon which we
are meant to stumble –

i will watch my steps, promise
you won’t hold on so tightly
.
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