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MOON RISE

27th
Nov. × ’15

When the moon rises
and it seems to shrink
into the vastness of the sky
Remember everything is relative
What appears vital to its very rise is not
Someone somewhere else cries
about their moon your dust
Emotions envelop us
If the world were a big lever
we could feel sorry for ourselves
Instead it is a vista
and we are wherever we are
hammering a not lever
Hammer [...]

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COMPLIMENTS

16th
Nov. × ’15

After receiving my compliment
you say “it’s my winning personality”
sarcasm drowning any attempt
at exaltation
Your eyes dodge kindness
like it will be taken
protective shield activated
I have yet to learn
looking away works
That is if you know
I think about you in the morning

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EYE CONTACT

16th
Nov. × ’15

Today the sun should rise later
alarm clocks should stay off
and someone else should be the cairn
The bound up roll of yarn
should unravel and
I should once again
let laughter take over
hold nothing back
Today I should linger
on edges too intense
and glance and glance and glance

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TWO PIGEONS

16th
Nov. × ’15

Two pigeons
like New Yorkers
kick up yellow leaves
A mouse saunters
across my kitchen
Some days our roles need to go
We cannot always hold
supposed to stance

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BANNANA PUDDING

5th
Nov. × ’15

In a cooking class
students make banana pudding
I watch from the sidelines
imagining the soccer mom
I will someday be
The atmosphere of a slumber party settles in
giggling and turn taking
I ask if they like baking
Someone says she loves to bake cake
but that’s only if her mother gets food stamps
Others nod along
I will my facial muscles
to conceal any [...]

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FEET

30th
Oct. × ’15

Feet have a way of getting tired
it might be neurons
they might know it’s unfair
If I were a foot
I would think it unfair often
Maybe feet are assholes
at the body part conventions
they just complain
Maybe feet don’t feel that way
they know their job is important
suck it up
grin and bear it
As a kid I watched Béla Károlyi
tell gymnasts
“suck it [...]

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EGG SANDWICH

27th
Oct. × ’15

One day Literal and Figurative meet for coffee
They sit at a table near the stained wall
spattered with coffee though the latte swirls perfect
Scratched tables lead literal to launch into lacquer
all the while figurative listens disinterested
thinking about gentrification and signifiers
They both forget to savor the egg sandwich
the word pontificate swells in the mouth
like parachuting is only [...]

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OLD ACQUAINTANCES

18th
Oct. × ’15

A little fissure explodes a puppy at the door
you know me I know you Hello hello hello
I would not say we were friends
We also were not not friends
So it is strange to see you at a party
remembering the time and time and time before
When we were younger and it was scandalous
to even party or have [...]

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AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM SUBWAY STOP

17th
Oct. × ’15

It smells like fried chicken
Carved fossils relieve the walls
A new baby boards the train
Laura Ashley blanketed
Gold purse adorned mom
snapping photos of everything
possibility flashing
A grown man slumps
asleep, alone, lost
So much proximity
So little noticing
So little cross

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BRICK

17th
Oct. × ’15

On my way to work
a little girl leans
on her father
on a brick wall
by the bus stop
I pass a stranger
who is not a stranger
our commutes cross paths
most days
On his bike he waves
though intersections loom
When days pass
without him I worry
I should have shouted
Hello
how are you?
Two girls partake in mediation at school
they fought one brought a knife to [...]

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