Tag Archives: mortality

Lessons from the black death

This breath Is for always This heart, too Never ticks down Like an unwinding watch Until it does Because everything stops Eventually Immortality the lie We whisper to ourselves The moment before sleep

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the weight of a soul

the weight of a soul is less than a serving of potato chips, our salt counted out and savored too quickly not so much a taste as a remembered one that handful leaving us wanting more, asking is that all … Continue reading

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The marcher stumbles

How do you travel from that tie-dyed tent city of 1986, pegged and jogged across a continent for peace to now, your pulse threaded green on a heart monitor reassuring us you did not fall not yet. The answer is the walk … Continue reading

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falling by degrees

If this world is fallen then its fall is endless and controlled around the sun, saved by a greater gravity than what set it spinning; not so, our fall. But there are other kinds and states of falling:  fallen cities, falling … Continue reading

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we used to ride bikes here our tires fluttering with playing cards threaded & tied to the spokes how many times did we race past this spot where I would bury you?

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