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smoke disperses
I wonder about the light-up bottom of a cigar stand
from my post at the leather couch
the woman who sold us our cigars
her one blind eye
old lithographs of my town (more…)

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after many new trees
a blue bicycle on the roof
counting backward
and admiring the fine art of the hand
majesty of colour
handiwork of man (more…)

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Dear Silas,

I was studying the lines in your face as you
ate sushi and told me about your next big move
and Paris
I was trying so hard not to let it show
not even knowing, myself (more…)

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registration begins
a new path cut, I’ve noticed
but maybe that is only the cold
there is a story to be told (more…)

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Florida

Florida, to me, perhaps in my mind
a kind of sandstone rhumor
a memory of a memory of something strange and sacred
like so much of childhood (more…)

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Dear Silas,

It would take me a long time to explain why I am going to New Orleans.
I would have to tell you about my childhood, about pipe dreams, about the last two years and what he said to me in the theatre the other night. You’d have to understand why something so small from just the right person has the power to (more…)

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Dear Michael,

coming back late in a cab
at least, all this week, sleeping through the night
which I haven’t been able to do in two years
I saw that the building at the corner of Smith and Atlantic
is shrouded in scaffolding
when did that happen and (more…)

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