What’s in a name?

we replace names with pronouns,
transmuting memories & burying the real,
but the echoes of love linger
and nothing is ever #forgotten

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Hold

Let us hold July captive
and dress her in October yellow,
one day, one day,
seventy-one degrees again,
hold fast before she leaves.

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Admonition

Dive into the scalding ocean and swim,
swim until you can’t,
’til you collapse hard and breathless
onto the coral shores of Australia,
move, move, don’t stop

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Sunset Boulevard

Stucco walls turn coral-
pink at Sunset, California,
choked by heat and smog,
“Remember this”, I whisper
but we won’t be here again

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Irrevocable

It is
irrevocably part of our introductions
and biographies and obituaries,
A word substituted for a world
#home

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Lackawanna Two-Step

heels on the railroad
lean, lean until you can’t
forward, a displacement of air,
look back
there is no returning day

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