what happens between

friendly fire amy goodman says
on democracy now
a phrase demanding a whole days-worth
of consideration

_______

air full of drizzle and drops
sky clouded over for the length of day
something that feels good about it on my skin
something  like importing portland
a layering of home
_______

working from bowl to bowl
one piled with whole snow peas
and one piled with those
whose stems i have plucked/peeled off

_______

i want to write like she writes
i say in my check-in

about having stumbled upon this post written
a month-ish shy of three years ago

i go on to say
of my relationships at the time
we built worlds
and created language/words for things

a lost texture
a missing richness

_______

nathan approaching in his tight red cut-off shirt
telling us about a new character whose name i can’t remember
but has a french accent
and flourishy hand gestures
and talks about global warming/climate change
and how hot it’s getting

_______
mired is the word i use
for what happens between where i’m at
and where i want to be
(regarding writing and other projects/work)

i hold us up against each other in the light
you are the type of person that gets shit done i say
and i’m the type of person that says
‘wait, what does success even mean?’
and i’ll spend the next who-knows-how-long
attempting to answer that question

_______

from the water world:

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Pakistani youth crowd a water fall in a park to beat the heat in Lahore. Severe heat wave conditions continue over most plains of the Punjab province. – voice of america, day in photos

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Natividad Badiana, 45, collects recyclable plastic bottles floating on the murky water in Navotas City, north of Manila in the Philippines. She sells the bottles for 5 pesos ($0.11; £0.06) per kilo.
– bbc, day in pictures

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A soaking from a water truck in Jammu helped this man cope with a heatwave sweeping parts of India
. – bbc, day in pictures

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