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Fall, 2017

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Imperfection

The lack of pretense

A piqued curiosity

Reading something that makes the world more wondrous

Sandy shorelines, riverside trails

Lightning over a field of sunflowers

The drone of a distant train

Uncommonly beautiful sunsets

Uncommonly beautiful sunrises

The scent of a tattered blanket

Music in the middle of the night

Dinner with the right kind of smile

The pull to places no one else sees

Cutting a rose, feeling the sting of its thorns

Meeting new people who are complex, deep, exposed

Feeling like I belong with words

The truth in a dog’s eyes

Licking a spoon

The need to surrender.

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Because I Said So

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But

but

but

but

but

he’s an expert!

He knows what knowing feels,

what knowing knows.

I pause, he concludes.

He knows!

I mean, he swats mosquitoes long before they bite—and, and, and—he solves poetry.

He solves poetry!

There. See?

Listen to me.

He’s not wrong.

How could he be?

Oh no no no no no no no.

No.

No.

Don’t tell me he’s wrong.

I won’t believe you.

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“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
~ Mark Twain

 

 

*originally published May, 2019