Author Archives: Krysia Jopek

i•Phone *möbius strip* {hybrID.(b*oo*k)}: in*tro

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SWEEPING/SLEEPING AGAIN

Lost, this. Lost, thus. Sleep wages a feeble war to defy her armor. Her edges pull down a tent of stupor. The brain—an organ of electro-chemical relationships, toxic or devoid. Transactions missing syn- apses, useless syntax. The final lime green … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER /6

Fireworks resumed deep in the stomach, avalanching a euphoria that bled enormous lilies. The attendant soundtrack was quite abstract [ocean at high tide set to rain]: recompense for too many days of suffering. If you can only blame yourself, don’t … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER /4

The slanted rain took away perpendicular lines. Waterproof lipstick, a first-world commodity. The man collecting cans did not know how to count them. The store owner did not cheat him, and the man was able to buy two single servings … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER /15

The day off demanded the jettisoning of shoes and the polite face for customers. The Farmington river ran through the rocks; technology was eschewed.   Skipping stones again to travel with the currents—somewhere moving underwater toward the fishermen waiting for … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER /10

The rain came to be a refrain that August that would recede like all days into the rearview mirror, an exercise in memory and distance.   One wondered how the tomatoes would ever ripen and how the portulaca would ever … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER /8

Sleep took the dreamer after the thunder and lightning to the sea and then a war that descended at the shoreline. Airplanes decorated the sky without noise or music. Then, the refrain of rain and waking. On one’s feet all … Continue reading

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The Favor [from The Glass House of Forgetting]

Samual waited two weeks before he approached Ethan and sought him at night—thinking the proprietor would be tired and more likely to comply. The man’s Arabic wasn’t as good as the wife’s, which would also work to his advantage. He … Continue reading

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ITERATIONS OF SUMMER

1. The dog drove the jeep into the cement base of the Handicapped sign. The traffic continued to flow on the highway. The angels are tired from saving so many. The ghosts cringe in an abstract way. No one finds … Continue reading

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Further Studies in Existentialism /6

The island within: the ship of the singular brought me here, or I was here all along but couldn’t articulate. There were others I had to send away. They didn’t recognize me.   The caregiver doesn’t recognize the beloved. He … Continue reading

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