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Mountain Ash

It is an icy day, cold after a thaw. The bare branches of the mountain ash shiver in the wind. You disdain this personification. But the gray bark could be Your skin. Come little chickadee. Or you could be the … Continue reading

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LAUNDRY

LAUNDRY By Ray Sharp SHE IS DRIFTING in the warm lulling roar of the laundromat. She is a writer of erotica, and she has her standards. No vampires, no werewolves, no zombies.  She’s no prude; au contraire, light bondage is … Continue reading

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And You Know These Days Are Long

I have tried for three days to write this poem about lilacs, the way they slump, rain-heavy, against the window at night, lit through glass like paint on black velvet, only pressed against the fine metal screen they look like … Continue reading

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lonelybird

you are flying above me angel, harpie, heron, cloud shadowing my days just a trick of light how another lonelybird blocks the shining sun

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dark matters

A $2 billion cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the footprint of something that could be dark matter, the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed, scientists … Continue reading

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How I Feel When I Hear the Adagio from Khachaturian’s Ballet Gayane

By hear, I mean remember. Is there a difference? I don’t know how it is for others. Not like young Gayane, heroic, reaping cotton on the kolkhoz. Not the drunkard Giko, her lazy husband. I am running lonely circles in … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort

Think about all the fishes in the sea, small comfort. It is not a question of plenty, it is a complaint of distance, of cold and voluminous sinks and dark, uncharted waters recirculating between currents. The way the ice forms, … Continue reading

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