Tagged: white

the robins that built

the robins that built
its nest in the crook of our
white dogwood tree stayed

alert, with squirrels advancing –
no one knew the aftermath
.
20210719:1639
y

snow builds power in

snow builds power in
every crevice, on every
surface, we can sit

back and watch the contortions and
wonder how it does it so cold
.
20210205:1947
y

searching for clues in

searching for clues in
superman’s locks – reeves, reeves, cain,
cavill – offer us

something darker, someone who
will inspire us to save ourselves
.
20200929:0129
y

in the end, you and

in the end, you and
i are grey
areas still
believing that
we can push one
another into some
clarity that can
be categorized
.
20200616:2058
y

we are testing each

we are testing each
other with white chocolate
different, same, different.

there is nothing exact in
white chocolate-covered memories
.
20171006:2122
y

between model

between model
minority
and model
citizen
is a gap –
we are trying to
fill it with everything
we know, everything we
experience, everything
that comes our way,
plagued with blind spots
perfected by society
.
20160827:0710
y

first thing, saturday

first thing, saturday
morning, you take
the temperature
of our nation without
fail – another
shooting, another
breach, a familiar
unrest, a polished
contempt – i am
in the other room,
hanging on until
brunch, waiting
for a bloody peace
.
20151212:1953
y

they hand them out with

they hand them out with
very little instructions
in these parts. it is
only sometimes
wallet-sized. i have
seen several distinctive
placards jerked
around as weapons
or shields – nothing
bulletin-sized,
mind you.
at the end of the
day, it is never really
a surprise –
we are wired to
form patterns, take
sides. it requires
more effort to
override the shortcut
than, say, pull
out that race card
.
20120225:1039
y

may bursts from

may bursts from
the foamy
white
sleeves
of magicians,
twisting into
the air with
a flap of her
voracious wings
.
20110506:0044
y

two full jujube

two full jujube
bowls
black versus
white, each stone
an old yunzi
poem to polish
.
20110428:2355
y