Monthly Archives: February 2016

PGIO (Leap Day)

I give myself today to make me feel a little better at tomorrow’s start. I’ll give me that one, too, and I’ll appeal to me for one more day to add a part of permanence to what I feel today … Continue reading

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The Climber

An alabaster tower spears the sky, its inner walls of mercury and sand, and crawling up the outside like a fly, the climber uses foot and brain and hand. She lives within and studies out within, and waits without awaiting … Continue reading

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Raindrops

Like drops of liquid platinum, that slick against my face is morning winter rain. Transparent beads of mercury as quick as silver Hermes walks me to the train. Unusual is how I feel today. Atypical has passed near half a … Continue reading

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Guillotine

Of course Alice has thought about death before. It first occurred to her when she was five. She remembers being taught to recite the child’s bedtime prayer (Now I lay me down to sleep – I pray the Lord my … Continue reading

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Imposition

A space invader’s knocking at my heart. A thief of time insinuates his plan till I remember why I live apart, and how I took to life without a man. I’m absolutely monarch in my room, the only place where … Continue reading

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Sunrise After Hail

The light this morning comes as a surprise, in rays of gold both young and warm, oblique into the plants, the trees, my weary eyes, in shafts of color strong as I am weak. A flashlight held beneath a camper’s … Continue reading

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Time Out

I’ve never been at ease among a crowd. I like the city but I can’t ignore the silent screams around me, some as loud as ominous vignettes in dream, the score of desperate pantomime, a headache’s hum. The antsiness of … Continue reading

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