Tagged: writing

ink on paper

ink on paper
signals a transfer
of property –
we’ve all bought
into it, write
this down
.
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we will never be

we will never be
as clear about
our history
as we should
be, relying
on the written
word for
some sort
of objectivity
.
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back when we used to

back when we used to
exchange letters, everything
was more – like meeting

in grand central this november,
recalling the length of your hair
.
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connecting and

connecting and
disconnecting takes
courage –
we experiment
with our words
in pencil, as
if we could
be more sure
with time
.
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at the bookstore the

at the bookstore the
other day, i get down to
my knees and find myself
eye-level to a shelf
of books that scream
you. i pull off
a few volumes, open
to chance pages,
always looking for a
message, a sign to
your disappearance.
in one is a man
lighting up a
cigarette, in
another is someone
cursing, and in
a third, a
blank page, waiting
for the right
moment that will
no longer come
.
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some objects hold on

some objects hold on
to stories for much
longer. you ask
me not to write this
down so that no one
will ever know
.
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you and i are a

you and i are a
lost art

the writing
brushes have
turned stiff,
the paper
stained,
and words
have long refused
to choose us
as vessels
for constructive
dialogue
.
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for just a moment,

for just a moment,
children are calligraphy
brushes for a new

script – resilient, supple,
sharp – a refreshed narrative
.
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reading between

reading between
the lines, under
God, there are worlds
of pagan wonder
erased, written over,
sandwiched, shelved,
waiting for a world
to take the challenge
.
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sunday arrives on

sunday arrives on
tiptoes, attempting
to slip past
several degrees
warmer
than the
last time we
checked. a
routine knee
jerk reflex test
indicated that all
was fine, and
sunday always
walks in on tiptoes
.
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