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“Pollock Paints ‘Reflection of the Big Dipper,'” “Because There is No Such Thing as a Post-War Poem,” “In the Real World,” and Other Poems

pollack paints 'reflection of the big dipper' the sun too bright on saturday afternoon and nothing i say worth believing listen i love you i'm……


6 to 6: And Deliver Us from the Vikings, Amen

A flashlight comes on in the dark. The light defines the motions of a man’s hand as he rises to his feet. The light lands here and there on empty…


Underhill, Part 2

II. "To reject nihilism is the beginning of virtue." --- Anonymous Charles Dickens began his novel A Tale of Two Cities with the famous line “it was…


Fire

Laura stood at her window in the forest hut watching a jaundiced sky. The bats and the crows flew in uncertain directions at dusk. There was a blaze…


Spit Mask

Carlos slavers, pigheadedly mutinous, in the filthy order of the King County Jail, archipelagic in the Chair. He hacks out brainsick verbalizations…


“Short-Cuts: Quatrains of Fear, Volume I (1-3),” “Slave,” “Walt-Mart,” and “A Sonnet for Elvira, Mistress of the Macabre: No. 11”

Short-Cuts: Quatrains of Fear, Volume I (1-3) Finding out was the easy part of it Explaining how it was done will take time After all, you did want…


Taco Night

“Tradition! Everything’s a goddamn tradition with you!” “Not everything, Fili, but it’s good to know how much you hate traditions. I’ll remember that…


Generation Broken Home

I can recall a time when kids as young as five were throwing up the middle finger screaming profanities a generation raised by the Talmudivision Or…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 9: School Again, Part 2

Chemistry Lesson One Our classroom was at the end of the corridor opposite the gym door. Schoolchildren freed from physical education were required…


“Tessa’s Marionette” and “The Liar’s Bench”

Tessa's Marionette She doesn’t paint her fingernails like I still do. Her band aid covered hand slithered across the cheap ink in my arms. I always…