To move the nights along you have taken to performing tremendous acts of dental hygiene. You begin with careful brushing using all-natural wintergreen “tooth powder” that you picked up at a life-enhancement retreat, because your friends think …
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I just got my heart busted and now I canʼt dream straight.
Everything comes out cracked
I used to have nighthoughts about little monsters
That burst round the bedroom …
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You’re not following me out
of the Brooklyn Publick House
but the Berkshires instead
in 1999, the night
was hit by lightning
in a fishing boat
on a …
Richard King Perkins II
If we finish in this way, morning slips back into night
and the night starts to shine. What begins the chanting?
What, beyond the valley, makes the others sing?
Last month, in the gullies, the deeper …
It was a sunny Saturday morning in California. I was driving up the highway in my freshly detailed Honda Civic. I was on my way to see Ryan. Unbeknownst to me, it would be the last day that …
Lawrence F. Farrar
It was Jackie. I knew her right away. Should I speak to her or not? I couldn’t decide. Maybe she wouldn’t recognize me. I’d taken a seat at the end of the counter, and so far she …
I was on a park bench with my wife and son when the news arrived. Jimmy had been murdered in a desert worlds away. My son was lost in his first-ever root beer float, and I felt something …
Insofar as the light finds
its way fragmented,
the brick walls retain
the thin welt
of the days
that in theory, arrive.
In the square the guide
on the walking tour says
this is the place where once…
Inside the posh Palm Springs restaurant a portrait of a Lord greets you, and you sit at a two-person table adjoining a wall that is actually too large and the seat too low, so that you feel really …
I’m headed into the woods at the end of my street. I live alone in the woods. It’s Saturday, or summer, and I’m walking over the field at the back of the school at the end of my …