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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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Into the sky

The sky was too much for him, too high, too bright, too clear, too blue. He was drawn to the irresistible marbled pattern of cloud and its absence, and it filled him with emptiness, a vertigo of all the senses. … Continue reading

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Prayer

You imagine me in full flesh from the flat imprint on my shroud with distortions inevitable from person to persona to god. See me – corpus and spiritus. Touch me – bone and breath. I long to be born again … Continue reading

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I’m incredibly honored…

…to be an occasional guest author on Mari Sanchez Cayuso’s amazing poetry/art blog StarsRainSunMoon. Today, read my poem tanka on Mari’s blog.

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heat

that tough old Finn said don’t yous leave da sauna door open — it’s a sin

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Short Published Piece: Barely Nude

This 25-word story appeared at Nail Polish Stories in April 2012, where all the story titles also are nail polish color names. Here’s the text and editor’s note: Barely Nude by Ray Sharp The illustrated woman, inked from her neck … Continue reading

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Decadence

The irresistible attraction of the shimmer of evil was his mantra, wedged between his conscious and unconscious minds, between his essential self and the world around him like a thin latex sheath, a kind of mental prophylaxis, and he could … Continue reading

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