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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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Pacific Coast, July 2012

MENDICINO SEASCAPE Abalone, coastal fog, talk of tides. What is life but a rusty crab pot and a hundred poems unwritten? Told, untold, fold, unfold, like breathing. Open, close, like a book of souls. ***** LUNATIC ARPEGGIO Lovemaking heard through … Continue reading

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Love in Its Lonely Diffusion

Loneliness is a cold, dark planet. We are isolated by time and distance across the soundless vacuum of space where warmth and light are diffuse, their intensities inversely proportionate to the square of the distance from the source of absolute … Continue reading

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Gentrification: First Blush*

Squatting in the boarded-up brownstone of your fin-de-siécle love, in moieties of decay and splendor, sophistication, world-weariness and fashionable despair, I say it’s not habitation but rather my art when they come to evict us, so I call out “Don’t … Continue reading

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How I Feel When I Hear the Adagio from Katchaturian’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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