LISTEN

   We cannot truly change that which we are, we cannot really laugh louder, be brighter, stay longer than our journey has already jotted down in a journal whose language is not our own. We cannot truly change the air, the ocean, the fire that forges its way through us, leaving us inspired or expired, […]

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SOLO SAIL, on a ship full of hearts

  When we to time wish, wings do not carry all words so I to promise must desist, faith is fickle feathers on fragile birds. If love to hearts hold then hearts be more than one must for not is love a concrete mould; stilled the river bed whose reeds rot to rust. When we […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO. 11, NAPOWRIMO

  When I was a boy under blankets  I twisted through dreams that turned on me soft and slow as if time  had slipped from my hands  in my desire to turn  from boy to man but now I wonder if time was warning me of the ties  that get lost  when we try to […]

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FLAP AND SNAP

  Daddy didn’t know how to say it, didn’t know how to do it, Daddy didn’t know how to ask it, but Daddy knew how to break it, like it broke before, like they broke him before, like they beat him to the floor and the butterfly flaps his wings in confusion in the garden […]

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DAYS IN THE DAM

  It’s funny how you slip in along the side lines on days that don’t deliver that don’t distract. It’s strange how you pull me from the pit falls on days when I feel undone when I feel attacked. It’s alarming how you linger in the background. It’s odd how you hold me despite the […]

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BLUE

  And there, by the winding road, it watched and there, by the rushing waters, it took anchor and there, neath commuting clouds, it found no freedom, her song; locked to the land waiting as the tides retreated wailing as the breeze bolted out onwards and over always and forever while there, by the winding […]

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Adapted to Adoption

  Removed from you, I hear your words more clearly. You failed to understand me, You neglected to comprehend my lack of questions For the one from whose tribulations I was born. What understanding could I have of myself- When I failed to understand who I am? And yet- my love removed- see this: See […]

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