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with samplings from Keats (“Endymion”) and Yeats (“No Second Troy”) (Mythologies) and Barthes (Mythologies) “Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits” gliding in the aisle toward our seats.… Continue reading
in California, I am told there were once three bridges of sea-hollowed sandstone. Only one remains now, and it will erode before long.
FRUIT FLY EXTERMINATION She’s been collecting jam jars and jelly jars and jars that you don’t remember the contents of but were probably curry sauces or pickles or something suggested by the shape… Continue reading
FERTILITY In the centigrey light of the living room, a skinned gutted deer dangles by calves on meat hooks. From the cavity, 500,000 cockroaches scuttle up its legs and across the ceiling. Eyelashes of… Continue reading
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The two professors sat in the cafeteria near a large bank of windows that afforded a view of the college’s swimming pool one story below. It was a hot day and a few… Continue reading
ARTIST STATEMENT I write from the depths of Brooklyn in whatever cafe will have me because my persistent issues with chronic irritable bowel syndrome and insistence upon not wearing a diaper in public… Continue reading
DAISIES, LILIES, A COUPLE OF CARNATIONS Another guest has left behind her flowers, so the proprietor has brought me a bouquet. There is grace in wearing out your fragrance, in standing until you… Continue reading