Stories tagged steven-pirani

Kayaking before the wind

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Within the woods, a joyful muffling from the summer camp, where the deaf children stay for the hottest months, bounces between tree trunks before bursting out onto the lake.

Long breeze

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This is a piece about wind-chimes, well, not really,

On the Menu: Gin & Tonic

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First, hold a lime in your hand; wrap your fingers around it and pretend it’s something else

West of Romance

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I want a perfect American life in shambles.

Carrying you

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I woke up to the humming of an empty space in the shape of a sweatshirt,

Sleeping late in Cahuita, Costa Rica

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The light of day is screaming, shook by the calls of howler monkeys, their low roar hanging in the salt, in the black sand riding the wind, as Playa Negra outstretches its infinite arms.

John Bonham

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There is an empty space, between every note in rock 'n' roll, where they have buried John Bonham,

For my Good Boy who has no idea

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Good Boy, when you first came home you were named after a shitty beer and that just seemed strange,

Praying in bed

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When I was a kid, I was terrified of dying in a bombing, which is strange, really, because I lived in Long Island, which has relatively few bombings to speak of.

The most tender thing

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Somehow, I have your body, but you’ve gone missing.


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It is hunting season in Jersey today. They say “There are too many deer in Jersey today.”


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a big silent western sky