modus operandi

you might think it absurd
when I say they wake up
each morning thinking
‘which lines should I cross
to get ahead
today’

stay for a little bit longer
to see what drives them

such a sad state of society

~~~

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crafty gardener

unbeknownst to me
sneakily you planted seeds
fertilized dreamscape

~~~

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debugging destiny

so I gifted myself
Ducky

in your absence
I listen to what
he has to say

not that he will ever
be a replacement

never will he have
your insights and wisdom

but he symbolizes
the end state

where I painted you

~~~

Photo credit: Annie Ray.

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I broke the dress code

So many different hats
I can’t keep track
of which I should wear
when

no wonder they said
I was inappropriately dressed–

I wore the laissez-faire hat
to a place where everyone
was prim and proper.

~~~

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‪breaking and entering

penetrating mind‬
‪to steal thoughts, only to find‬
‪it was full of you ‬

~~~

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how stupid could I be

words in abundance
intelligent sources
right before my eyes
and inability to string thoughts
into intelligible sentences

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subject matter

I started
with I

paused and thought
of how selfish that might sound

backtracked
and began again
with

wondering about
what matters

~~~

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taken (for granted)

here
and presumed
to always be here
until it’s not

~~~

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