Category Archives: Other

January

You stand and watch the patient rain.

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Thirty Seconds

i. Hey! Just calling to check in. I didn’t want to call too soon! I was hoping to catch you at home.

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Icebox Interrogation

With the meats and the poultry all spoiling        for a terrible fight, nutrient extraction is the natural objective.        The produce, too, must be purified.

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Not that Jane Shore

O merriest, wiliest, and holiest of harlots! ~ Edward IV The poet works the room the way she works words. Her students lead thesauresed lives, ape tropes poached from livid legends, derive new meanings from stale or stolen selves:

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What Then: A Conditional Construct

In computer science, conditional constructs are sometimes referred to as “If-Then-Else” statements: if a condition is met, then an action is performed; if the condition is not met, then an alternate action is executed. What if I were         to begin … Continue reading

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October

after Helen Hunt Jackson’s “November” This is the beguiling month when autumn days betray my summer lusts,

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Detour

for Dawn Thompson There is only one rule of any real value

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Personal Effects

Mrs. Butterworth stands on the windowsill of the Christianson Ranch shack, whose door stands agape with the hasp-screws rotted out.

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Newton’s Third Law

Forty years down our wilderness path, neither I nor you recall the genesis. All we know is our tweenaged selves standing in shame before your holy father

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Imprimatur

A poem maketh not the sun to rise,     Obscureth not the wayward path at dusk—

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