Tagged: words

a call for simpler

with protection spells,

with protection spells,
great care
must be taken in
word choice –
and still, we
will slip up,
there will be
omissions,
like pandemics,
a deep freeze,
loneliness
.
20210222:2001
y

here is a new old

here is a new old
chapter that we are mostly
relieved to return

to – the words sound familiar,
the tone, still aspirational
.
20210122:2000
y

some days i lose you

some days i lose you
to the unexplainables –
it takes two to let

time slip between the doodads,
get caught on the thingamajigs
.
20201229:0108
y

perhaps more

perhaps more
than any of it
all, more than
education and
income brackets,
more than
compatibility and
the stars, more
than all the
coincidences
and preferences,
is the comfort
of shorthand
and shortcuts.
here’s to the
ninety-percent of
the things i don’t
say that still make
their way to you
.
20201222:1711
y

in the space between,

some days, you bump into

some days, you bump into
words you should have known
all along – kenchinjiru,
syndemic, awumbuk
you wondered how
you never longed
for them, a
kaukokaipuu
of sorts
.
20201005:1758
y

even after all

(for mom)

even after all
these years, you still have the right
combination of

words, just enough syllables
to lighten every burden
.
20200510:2332
y

we build community

we build community
with our mouths,
hands, and feet. we
can tear down
communities
with our words,
arms, and stance
.
20191115:1658
y

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stance

midnight translates with

midnight translates with
stealth, sorting through
words like a
relay racer, passing
the baton, linking
intent to a turn of
phrase, completing
parts of unfinished
sentences, circling,
circling the mind’s
mad racecourse
.
20191018:0023
y

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: relay