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LIGHT INTO TUESDAY

To finally arrive—detached everything; a changed disposition skipping in a new coat made of shiny buttons. Go to work, sleep through the news, fold the lines into an origami boat to float in the bathtub that needs to be scoured … Continue reading

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YELLOW

The painter combated the gray day with an entire tube of yellow. When finished, he sat in front of the canvas as if it were the sun. Lemons plucked from summer trees morphed into liquid buttercups void of lies. Somehow … Continue reading

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WINTER WALTZ

The moon gave you a standing ovation tonight for enduring so much hunger. It loomed larger than a face on a TV screen and followed your car skirting darkness. That slow dance on the ice made the barren trees weep … Continue reading

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NIGHT GARDENING /the green book

Lazy, hazy—I fell in the night garden—just missing the yellow roses’ thorns. The sweat pea curled around me, redolent—adorning me worthy. Things didn’t go as planned. The beloved, the monkshood, didn’t return this summer. That part of the east flowerbed, … Continue reading

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW /2

The winds garnered our shadows to comfort jumpy birds. Shadows of hands, in particular, sculpted their nests into perfect circles for the bluest eggs, the most mellifluous of song. *** The sun knew nothing of this. *** To turn oneself … Continue reading

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Night pulled new hostages down for the dream world, a dozen at a time. *** Time became a main character in the play, a drama—not a comedy. Well, a tragedy if honesty should factor in, but Time would really tell. … Continue reading

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STORIES OF THE FUTURE

The cave where we grew secrets was a safe place; our memories couldn’t harvest us. The glass beakers and vials held amalgamations of human tears, rainwater, bee pollen, and dust. If pressed, unlike the alchemist, we would not give up … Continue reading

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LOVE WAS AN AMPUTATION WITH TOO MANY PHANTOM LIMBS

The sawed-off legs ached to walk to the house of the beloved and climb the tree ladder to his second house in the stars with their indelible sequences. Up there, we dreamed of being off the grid, sailing across the … Continue reading

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SCAFFOLDING

The woman in the painting had fallen off the fence between Monday and Tuesday. She pulled the blanket of stars down to examine them, one by one, burning her fingers. When she touched her face, a halo blossomed with the … Continue reading

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FURTHER STUDIES IN EXISTENTIALISM

The ones who did not recognize the subject were sent away with a refund. The caretaker played her favorite music, so she would take the pills without biting his hand. A steadying branch, the beloved [at times], radiates amidst the … Continue reading

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