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Speak Softly, Tricky Man

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Snow fell against the windows casting shadows that danced like fireflies or flame—he couldn’t make out which for sure. He’d tumbled and bounced from balcony to balcony, the snow calming with the winds and gently falling, now.

The Hour of the Wolf

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Beneath an opal moon, the open field and wilderness across it look immersed in varying shades of blue. A strong night howler blows across a little girl's face as she walks the field as if in a trance; her whole visage framed against the backdrop of this very act …

In the Month of Halloween

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Did you ever have a morning when you just did not want to wake up? Sleep can be marvelous, but dreams not so much. If you believe, here is a tale. "She was awakened by the mushing of her pillow around where her head lay squarely on it. It was not violent,

Three Small Ekphrastic Objects

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Agamemnon and Menelaus were/ complete creeps. Achilles was// a pompous piece of shit.

The Angel with The Broken Wing

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"She was like a perimeter guard for an advanced race of beings who looked human but were somehow para-human entities focused only temporarily within this dimension."

An Answer

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"Why?" is the question I ask, but no one is around to answer. What would an answer change anyway? But it is all I can do. So it is all I can do.

Puppet X, 3

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I look good Together Got these penny wings I could actually fly with It all becomes so clear Sound goes down Sanity returns in an instant The night is bigger... I’d rather stay near the ground I’m not a practicing angel

Sudden Window

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There is someone looking for youfor him or her self. I don't know if they'll keep on looking forever when we live our present lives so far apart from each other. You might as well be behind a glass at all times. But I still would want…

Watching Bobbie Die

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It was all about the war.

ancients

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rheumy eyes wink, gnarled hands pantomime

More Corpses

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(I would cite here “corpse plumbers”, but I fear being misconstrued.)

Growing older, uncomfortably

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Cafés just aren´t cool anymore unless they boast walls of exposed brick, pipes, half a chair nailed to the ceiling, mis-matched furniture back-breakingly uncomfortable.

Body Parts

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They were playing chess with body parts of children they had sacrificed to God.

JULIA'S SHOE

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Julia liked her shoes. They were made of suede. Blue. With a low platform sole. A small size for small feet. Julia was eight. They weren't school shoes; parties and special outings only. They had been a Christmas present from Aunty Molly. The box had been wrapped in red…

Noir in cadence

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...hup hup hup...

Excerpt: Reykjavik: A Novel

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2. Reykjavík - 1986 …

Mike's Confession in the Basement to Being Allergic to Testicles

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He arched an eyebrow.  He was "thinking" — a tricky thing to do, when you never read, even the newspaper.

Moles & Scraps

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A starved hunchbacked figure covered in blanket gently steers a one eyed dog along with him. A four legged shadow serving as his longtime companion against the all-consuming vacuum of the universe. A friend for all times.A thin scar runs from his cheekbone to…

after

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when the mirror cracks my eyes won't cry it's a perfectly respectable (romance) between her and i

Bricks

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There are things we must not say.

Triolet

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the magic is our making

More from the Chronicles of His Demise

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Only scotch and cheap champagne/ retain their reliable flavors.

Puppet X, 2

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It’s important to sound Human, I know To get fragile Near your Mother I myself Get glimpses Now & then Once, Eating chicken, staring At the inside Of a muscle Once During a bad thunderstorm While running down the stairs

You, a Story

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I don't need to be toldhow natural you are.I'm reminded everytime I open my eyes.What I want to know iswhere have you gone. Whyhas it taken you solong to return? But Iknow the answer. You aresomewhere fighting for yourlife. It's what we all doin our own way. I chosepoetry.…

Svalbard

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there is a vault in the mountains / that in itself contains infinite vaults

astral ages

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Life in astral circles

philanthropy from a cardboard box + a detour to Han-shan

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philanthropy corrugated with a smirk/printed aside every cardboard box and room/every cardboard house with every cardboard door.

Goodnight, Travel Well

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An excerpt.

Animal Crush

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two pairs of arms and legs

The Little Things (three versions)

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It's the little things that trip us up: a small hole in a level field, an innocuous root in a well-trod path, a disinclined sidewalk...