Steering the Whale and A feeling

Steering the whale. driving through town in a car with sunglasses, like steering a whale between reefs. earth laid out; all open, bare, all invitation. the sun drying rocks and passing girls in french summer dresses – sweet as growing fruit. the radio goes...

The Carnation Cafe

The silverware in the Carnation Café had the thinnest metal of any silverware I’d ever seen I was surprised that the pieces we’d been given wrapped in a napkin weren’t bent My wife and I were out for brunch It was our forty-third wedding anniversary but it wasn’t a...

Magic for the Embassy

A green wig on a willow stump. Dog’s blood in every catbrier berry. Trace of moonlight skint from a window. Rainbow pressed deep into a voice. The ambassador’s three daughters are whispering to their youngest brother’s ghost. The ghost is slanting an ember across his...

Oasis

on winter afternoons the sea             her eyes towns imploding             nothing seems to add up implicitly we take...

Holy Moly

·1 mole, smoked with incense ·1 mole, whose sins have been washed away ·1 mummified mole, disinterred from the altar of an ancient church, after cohabiting, for eight centuries, with the finger bones of three medieval saints ·1 small family of moles, extracted from...

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