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My Badly Cut Thumb

This one lemon is very, very small, just so you know. I was looking for something to read, so I used my electric toothbrush, and I lost my…

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War

We wind the thread around the spool—might leads to might—we wind it even when the lights are so low we can hardly see to wind; and when it…

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Fear

During childhood I’d fear cockroaches rushing forward fast as if to pounce on me I ran away and cried out loud for help When tiny – a bit…

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4 Poems from Jabobo the Turko: A Novel in Verse

Ronaldo Often we met at Mr. Ali Beheshti’s for a ride to his laundry, where Hamoudi and I worked, so far only in winter months, when heat from…

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suicide sneaks

thru blue bedroom, a chair falls across bedspread spins along random floor i wander up wall hang suspended from light bulb phone rings we speak into plastic wire…

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Phenomenology vs. Logical Positivism

Killer whales swim backwards. Great Whites can’t.   ALAN BRITT was invited to Ecuador in a cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States in August…

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(Im)possible sufferings

In ecstasy he seeks as she flees If thoughts be bars to jump to that beautiful chinar outside my window Let them die. Or not? A tree is…

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Leonardo on the Proportions of the Human Figure

“Nature constructs in us the mass which is the home of the intellect, before forming that which contains the vital elements.” Such which dissuades me from levity. I…

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Attention

directing towards a close-up of a train _____– passing – through – a tunnel – towards the mountain above it where trees    s t r e t c…

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Miracles

I err on the side of taking. Neither side. Each damaged yellow light. On the pop-up popcorn kiosk. Gets replaced before the midway opens. Some miracles get unveiled….

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