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Speakers

I spent hours on the floor, Cheek mashed against the Persian carpet, Red wool, itchy in that way that felt alive, The nap short and prickly under my palm. My father’s speakers were made by him, Waist high and triangular, … Continue reading

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Over Platitutated

Platitudes may serve you well, With piety and cheer, I’m much too bitter for that crap, Let me greedily besmear. Be grateful every morning, With your herbal tea, I’ll take cake and snipping, Solitude and revelry. You sigh with affirmations, … Continue reading

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1968 (Crossing the Border Between Turkey & Iran)

My tender lips pressed to the dirt, 11 years old, flinging myself down, sobbing, At the Turkey – Iran border, Guard posts and soldiers, Buses stacked with spilling chickens and children, Kurds, swaggering teens, and hippies. To see and see … Continue reading

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Street Smarts

You cataloged our flight, Street by street. I divided it by grades, Cats didn’t work; We’d move – new cat, black & white, same name. You left out summers, This gives me a springboard, Into geographic history. Lakeland Apartments in … Continue reading

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You Missed Your Plane

I hurried home from work, We could have lunch or we could fuck, No time for both, A quickie – sitting on the edge of bed, Sheets filthy and damp with come, Wastebasket overflowing with used gloves, Your bags packed … Continue reading

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