Stories tagged ekphrasis

Soir Bleu

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Later, he will force her to the hard floor, her mouth a slash of red.

Over

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My before followed your after,your down and out, your without within.Despite or because, I became around and about,but you wanted behind and possibly under. Considering for and against, how to get beyond? Our inside among was neither…

Soir Bleu

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A thick palette of rouge and lipstick cannot hide/ his woman's age, although she thinks it does, a little./ She knows his needs; knows he likes her helpless/ on her knees in the blue night

Meanings of Reflection

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Undercut by shadows you no longer see my hand in front of your face. Our dreams taunt us, an echo against the cold mute shore. Above, silver from extinguished stars gleams as if it were the source, not mere reflection -- the…

Neat

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His audio archive of Bay Area musicians extends along two walls, twenty-five by fifteen feet, in drawers of C.D.s hundreds deep. Where will it go, I asked, permanently.

Gymnopedies

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Does sound shape silence/ or silence shape sound?

Twisted Roads

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A woman and a stranger wheel through an ancient stone maze. The arches are familiar. Feeling lost is familiar. The stranger knows his intravenous glance circuits the gears of her heart. Her pulse opens and shuts its indigo eyes. Now he is a message in the base of her…

In Search of Vince’s Quinces

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Beautiful, he thinks, as he taps the ash of his cigarette over the balcony, but this is not good enough.

To my own two feet

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When I first arrived/footling-breeched/you two were there/ahead of me.

Three Small Ekphrastic Objects

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