Tag Archives: death

Dairy Queen

Lately, I’ve been inspired and enraptured by Lorde, Lana Del Rey, old cars, technicolor, neon lights, and the overall teenage experience.   Milk-dipped suburban fantasies The sweetness of bones and watermelon rinds I’m eating ice-cream but really, I’m tasting the … Continue reading

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Art Knows

Closing hour: brass teeth gnash within their locks. Darkness has changed the night-watchman’s son, mellowing his form, transforming his skin into a wan frenzy, his tiny body seeming to meld with the black of the museum passageway he is crossing. … Continue reading

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Rewind Me

Who is the greatest thief? The world. What is its worst robbery? Snatching our moments, pocketing them away, devouring them. Why are your memories so nebulous? Like cream to tea. Like dust on wood. Because you’re conjuring their ghosts. Summoning … Continue reading

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Snippets

Do images ever flash through your mind? A streaming rocket of a story that interrupts your day, making you grab the closest pen and scrabble down all you can remember. Do poems ever swell up within you? They writhe so … Continue reading

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The Shepherdess (a poem)

      The Shepherdess By Kateri David   Within and between the forlorn fields of Provence, you trek on Made sullen by poverty, pale with plague Onward you roam, with matted hair and callused feet Cavernous are your cheeks, … Continue reading

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