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Synesthesia (Previously Published*)

Persons with synesthesia experience “extra” sensations.  The letter T may be navy blue; a sound can taste like pickles. Vladimir Nabakov and his mother were synesthetes; Kandinsky claimed to be; Scriabin and Rimsky-Korsakov disagreed on the colors of given notes … Continue reading

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Dream Poem

All I have are words — egg shells & feathers, hollow bones, empty nests — to give you, numbingly, the endless iconography, litany/liturgy of love & loss, sad little hellish dreamworld I  less inhabit than wear around me tight as … Continue reading

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…for a strange poem that wants to be beautiful

These are notes for a strange poem that wants to be beautiful. It starts, you will not be surprised to learn, with the full moon behind broken backlit clouds, shining through in a pattern that reminds me of the Crab … Continue reading

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After the Wind

It was a portentous day the sort of magic like a curse of misshapen noses or the illusion of pigs in profile sculpted in cloud-form when they actually were dogs. Puddles everywhere fallen limbs and the feeling that something happened … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Big As Boulders; If Wishes Were Easy As Stones

I want to be your boulder with holds for your hands and feet, big enough for you to climb, strong enough to support you and tall enough to give you a view beyond the cedar thicket. I want to be … Continue reading

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