Monthly Archives: August 2006

It’s Cloudy in the West

Like Nero sleep, the westerns point to the facts of bolting horses: the gates breached, the railings trampled. As they say, revolutionaries don’t get old, they just get chubby. It’s time to move on. Western revolutionaries take part and take … Continue reading

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Pulling Up The Stakes

What chances sleep from danger when all around, tumult? Blasting their way in, cutting through steel doors and sliding, vaporous, beneath faulty air tight seals. There is no escaping them, these monsters. Except when you zip up your sleeping bag. … Continue reading

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The Way Inside

I am a pull of gravity and I pressed to the ground could not move not even when I commanded my legs to lift me from the ground defy gravity defy it. I was lain there all broken and shabby … Continue reading

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Dance Their Low Light Steps

Does she look like a sheltering bomb? Or like a crumpled ball of words? Does she, moreover, remind you of your mother before your mother turned grey? I mean the blackness of her hair and the blackness of her eyes? … Continue reading

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A Certain Slant of Light

The dark fills. The boy straps on his wings and throws up into the fountain. Flecks of earlier happiness. His explosions are brief descents. His stabs of anger, loose, for a moment free. Ranging wildly, they rise but fall. This … Continue reading

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More Sweet To Me Than Song

Entrails take the business of taking themselves out of the body, warm and squish, and into the welcoming mush of, say, the collected squash of bits of fruit: mango, peach, nectarine, plum, apple, pear, banana. You recall, of course, the … Continue reading

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Like Small Movement, A Turn

The number of film critics, diminished. As per the art world ticking off of the poets and stuff. You know he moved among them even though you couldn’t see him. He who moved among them, anonymous at first, went by … Continue reading

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