Category Archives: relationships

right (more stones)

we should not throw truths at each other like stones aimed to hurt, or scar forever; use the knives our tongues can become to hamstring each other yes, words can join & they can build a bridge between us or we … Continue reading

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If I throw stones

If I throw stones they will not be at you as I am not without sin in this & we are already so practiced in the best ways to hurt each other why invent new ones? But perhaps together we … Continue reading

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if you could drain my spirit

if you could drink my qi to revive your own which sun, time & your own brand of bitterness have sucked to dry sticks I am sure you would. You have taken everything else. Even now, you wax & I wane … Continue reading

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Eden

We are no first man & first woman in an ideal garden– no, you & I have fallen several times; this last, we fell together with eyes open, aware of the price of love & willing to pay it. We knew … Continue reading

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what’s for dinner

you would think a poet & a musician would have more to say to each other at the end of the day than this: I am making lentils & rice for dinner, unless you had something else planned? Yes, at … Continue reading

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Insanity

Like a rat barreling towards nothing on an exercise wheel you are running in the same place you started to run, still expecting to end up somewhere else & surprised when you fall off exhausted, exactly where you started as if … Continue reading

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Gender Games

you said, you wear the pants an accusation, as if yielding is female and providing direction strictly male, as if gender holds importance for us tradition has no place here; we are simply 2 people stumbling toward family any way … Continue reading

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