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  • Not always tomorrow (moisture from Olivia Laing)

    cold green reek that April once they were fertile not always tomorrow a cold bluish cottage hardly a car

  • Optional (flecks from E.B. White)

    or lesser grail in a sense, optional L.I.R.R. along heaven hard dropped silver thine eyes too soon no door at all

  • Transparent grapes (pips from Iris Murdoch)

    unflecked by ripples yet another interval and pompous silvery skin sandy yellow it is alas only a shell   transparent yellow grapes   London Shoes clinging kisses   not wearing a tie so unconvincing   ugly and charmless and dull

  • With “The Cranes of Flying”

    The small town of Little Neck on the Great South Bay is the original home of the Matinecock Indian, also the namesake for a small, hard clam essential to linguine alle vongole. In the later 1950s I was a twelve year old nail gnawing not-so-secret smoker. One of my front teeth was twisted, would soon(…)

  • Such as clover (petals from David George Haskell)

    woodpeckers cackling by day in the shapes, colors warlike peppers   lichens and mosses fleshy flagpoles snails see   with limestone a small finger-twitch of the dance   no snail is active today in and under sassafras sapling hangs low insects account such as clover the insect sits help from bacteria another Russian doll

  • Small years (shreds of Yhsa Daley-Ward)

    and God nose to nose the last home and vain two up two down Parma Violets only four small years

  • Green tears (drops from Mike Shanahan)

    Athens mourned en masse purple, green or black patchy though before Alexander an undying Banyan two distant dots fall like green tears to the ground

With “The Cranes of Flying”

The small town of Little Neck on the Great South Bay is the original home of the Matinecock Indian, also the namesake for a small, hard clam essential to linguine alle vongole. In the later 1950s I was a twelve year old nail gnawing not-so-secret smoker. One of my front teeth was twisted, would soon(…)

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