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The Difference

The difference between the mermaids we dream and the real mermen and merwomen who live near uncharted islands fishing and raising families: Their hair is not long and silky, it is short like a dolphin’s, invisible. Their breasts are not … Continue reading

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Myth

Monday morning, the sun is shining as my life limps along dragging complications over the slippery surfaces underfoot. This sun is Polyphemus unblinded beyond the reach of the fire-sharpened stake and I am the fabled Nobody. It stares incapable of … Continue reading

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I Am a Drowsy God Prone to Irritability

Oh to slumber as a god And dream the world Into being every night, To make form and heft, Arrange the vivid light And weight of mindscape. But I sleep fitfully, Toss like a leaky ship, Turn on a rusty … Continue reading

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Myths and Texts

Chinese birth year animal place mats of white paper with scalloped edges suggesting clouds. Black tea steeping in a black tea pot, fingers wrapped around full ceramic cups for warmth. Fingers entwined, exchanging old stories — Eden and Ithaca, trains … Continue reading

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