Monthly Archives: October 2013

Whenever We Make Love

I wear a young woman’s body, my skin taut and burning bright, scrubbed clean with a loofah, the scent of lavender or rose tucked away like a handkerchief in all the places I want you to touch. It’s not an … Continue reading

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Shut Down

Dueling election signs on front lawns. On the right, a candidate condemns the federal government, another appears on TV and says nothing . She grabs the end of a silver kite string and eats the spaghetti o’s of her anger. … Continue reading

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The Blood Donor’s Flash of Fiction

In the cigar smoke of an autumn day as pecans dropped to the ground, he drove his SUV to a cream-colored building at the outskirts of a university where students and others in need of fifty dollars toward a bag of groceries lined up for a number. Continue reading

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Hands and Feet

Whenever we took the subway to Orchard Beach,
my father held my hand until the last stop
at Pelham Bay Park where we waited for the bus
to drop us off behind the bath house. Continue reading

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