sure uncertainties

waiting

until when exactly
is yet to be seen

waiting

~~~

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change (or else)

discomfort
gnaws at the bone

patience skinned
fresh layers
of raw redness revealed

soil sucked
of nutrients
surrounding roots
rotting

in dire state
what
is left
to do

~~~

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aren’t we in a mess

man-made mosaics
decorate concrete cocoons
feigned consideration they paint
how it runs with rancid rain
smears saturated soil
on borrowed time

~~~

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nine eggs

void left in a space for ten
a perfect place to dump thoughts
about which comes first
and what goes last
and whether where it came from
makes a difference

next time around we’ll use
a carton just enough for all
nobody should fight over
who will have more square footage
no excuses for envy

for now, void left in a space for ten
emptiness descends and occupies

we’ll start the countdown
from nine

~~~

For #whisperingneds 142, “nine eggs”.

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dislodged

nights no longer believe
heart and its sadness

sick and tired
of watching teardrops fall
wasteful
as silent weep
vaporizing like dew

I walk this alley
alone
lost
losing sight
of you

~~~

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I’ve been here for too long

one day I will tell you
our paper ties are steel bars
standing between me
and the dream I’m weaving

this comfort chokes me
let me go before
I die
of wanting

~~~

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enemies in dusk and dawn

despicable days
when my thoughts
hold me hostage

nights are crueler
moon is smitten
with its own reflection
across the ocean

that leaves me
in limbo between
nought and nothingness

~~~

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and she kept going

not meant to last
longer than a season
she roved
for over a decade
last words
painted a picture
as beautiful
as image captured

good night
may our dreams
keep going
and going

~~~

“My battery is low, and it’s getting dark.” —Opportunity

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