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“Countenance Recesses,” “Bitter Heaven,” and “Edginess”

Countenance Recesses The black Bible is your travelling book, having mostly all its pages missing or still flying in the midair, where they are…


A Rainy Night in Soho

It began on a golden autumn morning. It was a Saturday in October 1966. I had just turned 19 back in the summer and England had just won the World…


“Terror Maintenance,” “S.O.S.,” “Carrion Song,” and Other Poems

Terror Maintenance Names change but the in-house inferiors inventory remains. At the ends of each day, the alphabetical order sags with labels, dog…


30 Birds: “Gender” by Jun. 27, Part 1

Chapter 1: Goose "God, Priscilla, where do I start?" coos curly blonde Grace, just past the waiters out of earshot. A jukebox [nickel-in-the-slot…


Featherweight

So. You lost another fight. Paid a girl (Chastity? Charity?) to keep you company. Lick your wounds. The sutures in your lip tore while the two of you…


Delonte Lost

Light-Emitting Diode You ever sleep in a Jeep, man? They don’t give you blankets, they don’t want you walking out the front door, huddled in…


Daedalus to a Chorus of Blue Birds

America, a fool's estate where space and time evaporate and all things ride the wind like smoke in rings that dissipate and float or rise like…


6 to 6: Sonja’s Ring

Sonja is a big black lady, a sweetheart. Her body’s falling apart at age 43: knees, back, innards. She can’t drive anymore. She took my cab to work…


Maybes and Should’ves: Dealing with Death, Thirteen Years Later

I tried, you know. I really did give it my best shot. But I couldn’t. I told myself that I’d never forget, never stop keeping your memory alive. But…


A.W. Shoot

Cortical grapeshot explodes along Jonas’ mind’s horizon. Another day. Another insipid day. Inner ear ringing, muscle-wrenching tension in neck. Kids…