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I DON’T WANT TO DREAM ANYMORE

The ghosts of the house have supplanted me. I don’t want to dream anymore. All plants have souls: Socrates. He picked his own poison: hemlock. The chalice clung frozen to his lies but he was not fearful of fate he … Continue reading

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ELUSIVE CARTOGRAPHIES

This coming Saturday when I shall see you, a fellow human— seems so long ago, half-years, in fact. I’m in dog time imploring focus, but the dog doesn’t realize this—nor anyone, I think—I might touch. The frenzied bird lodged itself … Continue reading

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THE COLD TAKES US

Here where the ground opens gaps in thinking. You know. The “X” on the grid— cages at times, the wrought-iron cell, restricts closure.   Water thrown skyward spins frozen sparrows— their wings snaring glints of light, glistening ice, layered iridescent, … Continue reading

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SIMILACRA OF SANITY

I googled my name at 3 AM. I needed to remember something about me. Not any nonlucrative, Möbius-strip philosophical musings or emotional segment-arcs of intensity that waned before a day called itself, but more so a Memory Map of something … Continue reading

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CLYDE, THE COIN-OPERATED CLONE

for Nyla Alisia and Myke Todd [with a “Y”] It wasn’t my fault. I needed him. It was only a whim really, a desire that formulates when one opens overtired eyelids gone stone to the shifting horizon at sudden-winter dusk, … Continue reading

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MEASURING WINTER /a

[1] goes [2] snow’s opalescent pillows for an explanation of science and a forgetting thereof.  To lie down in the cold. Angel, no. The wing bones ribbing the sky. Early twilight when you first saw snow.  Then. When hands stuck … Continue reading

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CATHARSIS

I hit the reset button—because my thoughts were taking too much time. And the yellow primrose and fuchsia sweet pea were stunning— how the primrose collapsed its yellow pages when the sun closed its eyes and the fuchsia-flutter stumbled up … Continue reading

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ORPHEUS BY THE SEA, OR THE UNDERBELLY OF LOVE

I awakened from my underwater maelstrom-tango with chaos’ sharpened teeth set at my piano-wired jaw. The gods had done this to me. Slimy seaweed spectrum-ing oleaginous to moss green knotted my wild hair; still-sharp seaglass slicing my restless hands, pained … Continue reading

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW /3

There was a hunger, a desperation, for words used in a different way—to decorate the holes in the ground when one steps across invisible abysses across the day— that delicate traversing through conduits, bridges one could say, from one unsteady … Continue reading

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THE INFINITE CONVERSATION

The sinuous path to the river and its now-silent, thickly-layered ice remain too treacherous for the car to climb.  I’m too tired and ill to build another fire, and the house has suddenly gone cold; too exhausted to tell you … Continue reading

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