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Electric Light Comes to Moscow

At midnight, not a flicker; it’s still burning, blank and unobtrusive on my desk. No presence to be taken in or tended: a flame that’s conquered night but lost its breath.

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Yesterday We Found It

They lined the pit with well-cut planks, and when the body was laid in, they roofed it close with more wood. Then they heaped earth down, to preserve the corpse, worthy vessel of its soul, from rain and time’s ruin. … Continue reading

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Viewing “Shampooā€¯ 41 Years Later on Election Night 2016

Still standing on that hill, watching our corrupted dreams drive away.

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“Three Spirits”

“Three Spirits.” Ink sketch, digital color.

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Inner State

Where is the ghost in this great misfiring, the malevolent spirit fouling the lines, tying hard knots here, loosing poison there, everywhere constricting and silting up the flow?

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Morning by the Creek, 1857

The apparition was glimpsed on the far side of the creek. It shimmered in a cloud of strange light, yet cast no reflection on the water. My camera, already set up to capture the quiet morning scene, instead impressed this … Continue reading

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Posted up by CounterPunch: “Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks … Continue reading

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