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DIAGONAL EXCURSIONS

To think about not thinking about the mourning doves was still thinking about them. So still in the backyard, talking of sorrow. We had been navigating through childhood neighborhoods to rescue magnolias. Driving diagonally through crisscrossed streets for a new … Continue reading

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FROZEN VIOLINS

Winter froze violins under the lake in sixteenth notes; sheet music mocking ancient heroes too tired to navigate Thursday. Proclamations became frozen birds in a reel of forgetting that the moon mourned lost footprints. The children hoarded magic under porch … Continue reading

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PERMUTATIONS

It was more difficult when others watched the inevitable splintering. Other times, being unseen for too long was dangerous. When all was said and done, the finish line might be cursory illusion. The start gate, after all, had been jarring, … Continue reading

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ALL SAINTS’ DAY

The news loops and re-loops until tomorrow’s loop loops the next tomorrow. We are naming the butterflies before the frost settles in. The storm windows are winning against us in light only painters can manipulate. Words are trite in the … Continue reading

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WINGS

Someone tethered the moon to a harbor of disappointment. Someone offered rain to dilute the argument of sleep. Staying on course to sun-fall required the bravery of warriors who don’t believe in war. The day betrayed with a weariness of … Continue reading

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FALL IN

I swept the sun from the garage floor because everything hurt in reverse, and I couldn’t climb up to catch the autumn leaves as if someone were listening. No one shows up for the conversation about Monday mediocrity at the … Continue reading

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SKIN

The brain wanted to be skin that healed quickly. Skin wanted to feel abstractions like hierarchy or revenge. Stars wished upon falling humans. Someone waited at the bottom of the stairs to catch the subject of the study. There was … Continue reading

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POSTCARDS HOME

The moon is venting tonight. The clock sticks to its rungs. You’re swimming underwater toward something prehistoric. Climbing a hill that doesn’t go anywhere through cloud. No one visits that many miles away from the setting sun. One hand can … Continue reading

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LIGHT INTO TUESDAY

Some of the dead keep growing old with us. They watch us breathing green light after a storm, playing word games none of us wins, paying dues in a strange currency that fell under the sea. The loneliness was too … Continue reading

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monday subtracted sunday

[2 dancers] .how could anyone read the Room [that defies description] that I had become, she said— .vociferous blue jays in my head won’t leave— their intricate nests take up memory.. .Monday subtracted Sunday’s stone altar in the forest cathedral … Continue reading

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