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and I saw a man mopping a floor. He did not look like a monk, but he was smiling at something I could not see. You would not find me and I was beautiful. You would not find me and you closed the memory. I thought that was unfair and maybe it was,…

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He stood with his cardboard sign and watched the faceless occupants, watched for a car window to lower; there were few.


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Agent 3

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Take a ride past Larry Crane’s 'Jackpot!' recording studio — right here! in the neighborhood! where Sleater-Kinney recorded 'One Beat' and Elliott Smith 'either/or' and Sarah Dougher 'The Walls Ablaze!' woo hoo! — and the kids are singing karaoke.

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Guy Who's in Love With Modern Notions of Love and a Good Thing Happens to Him After a Bad Thing

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A True Story?

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It's just me.An October afternoon.Ocean and Ocean and Ocean. if you keep looking, down the coastthere is fog.Only fog and me and sea.I imagine him before I see him.Slow walk just above the water line, the fog catching up behind him,fantastical cape.The rational…

The Secret to Everything

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A Bite-Sized Piece

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