Tagged: youth

back when colorful

back when colorful
purslane took root in the cracks
of our driveway, we

pull them up like weeds, not knowing
that the years would add value
.
20230109:2046
y

seven out of ten

seven out of ten
respondents surveyed believe
that half of the time

they don’t know they’re playing with
fire when handling matches
.
20230101:1219
y

in the shade of a

in the shade of a
nurturing tree, we easily
take things for granted,

consume when we want to consume,
grow only when we want to grow
.
20221122:2252
y

in the end, we may

in the end, we may
not find symmetry before
it finds us, only

if we are lucky, slipping
into an unwakeable sleep
.
20220817:1444
y

every year, a new

every year, a new
infusion of potential
future new yorkers

insist on staying on the
grid – street and avenue people
.
20220716:1018
y

on your birthday, i

on your birthday, i
remember how long we were
our very own team,

in full discovery mode,
watching out for each other
.
20220703:2323
y

in youth, what we lack

we will own being

we will own being
someone’s child for as long as
possible – with all

of the advantages that
accompany belonging
.
20220423:1922
y

the things you didn’t

the things you didn’t
grow up with will always surprise
you even years from

now – with wonder, still, the snow
falling and sticking, on repeat
.
20220218:1754
y

perhaps six out of

perhaps six out of
eight children grow up in the
shadow of a tall

tree, perhaps more – see us twisting
towards our own slivers of self
.
20220208:1444
y