Search My Words
Justin Barisich

Freelancer. Satirist. Poet. Performer.

Subscribe to My Blog!

Enter your email address to get each new post.

Join 640 other subscribers

Instagram
  • Also, the other thing I did last weekend: performed in this super fun #improv show! Thanks to @stillsarahackerman and @laughingmatterscomedy for letting me play with y’all in #BattleActs, and for the homies for coming out to support. (Lenise is still a beast, even though she lost the crown.)
  • This past weekend, I had the super cool opportunity to lead 2 panels at a legit #writers conference right here in #Atlanta. Thank you to @broadleafwriters, @zacharysteele23, and @rileymccarthy76 for trusting me to ask some good questions and to keep a room full of writers engaged. I learned a lot and got to spend some quality time with some quality friends - both new and old. Looking forward to next year already. #bwc19, #writing
  • So it’s 3am over in Split, #Croatia - the land of my #family, of my people - and as I lay here, restless, I can’t help but think about the passing of yet another anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina and it’s devastation to my #NewOrleans #home, another land full of my family and people. // Earlier today, on vacation, as we toured together the ancient palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, our wonderful tour guide pointed out the different eras and styles of construction that showed their faces throughout, and how the people of the city have always used it as a living structure. Despite political and actual wars, changes in faith and leaders, and thousands of years of time, the structure still stands and lives, and the people keep adapting and living right along with it. // I’ll post more pictures later, but for now, I’m too busy enjoying these rare moments with loved ones both near and far to let the sadness of loss long ago seep in. Maybe this is healing. Maybe this is adapting. Maybe this is living. And, man, ain’t that somethin.
  • Guess who just moved on down to #Atlanta, y'all?! #Vandy, #Fraaands, #ReuniteTheAdmiralsClub, #GonnaWinAllTheTriviaNightsNow, #MetaNashvilleFilter
  • The top 10 of my trip to visit some of my top friends this past weekend. #NYC, #StatueOfLiberty, #EmoNight, #ConeyIsland, #Nonnas, #BookOfMormon
  • Recent fun times at the @dadsgarageatl student mixer nights. 😁 #practice, #improv, #Atlanta

Follow Me!

Follow me on Twitter
Images
Archives
30/30 Poetry Challenge (2017) Creative Writing Poetry

Day 17 – Build Love Like Muscle

By on June 8, 2017

[Photo Credit: Flickr, garylauworkshop]

we build love like muscle –
slow, steady, and with ever-increasing strength

it’s the repetition of us:

the breaking of bread
and the homemaking of a meal,
the tired tongue lifting to talk once more
for the sake of understanding

my kisses on your forehead,
your face buried in my chest,
the wrap and warmth of our bodies
held every winter night

our walking the dog together,
sharing the first breaths of a new day
as the morning frost bites at our fingertips

this is what love is:

something we work at, repeat
over and over and over again
until we’ve earned enough
memories to finally feel
like we can handle the weight of it all

TAGS
RELATED POSTS

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: