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The fruit that never was

Orchards once stretched for miles here; my mother would hide in the trees as a young girl and smoke secret cigarettes. The most fertile land on earth now yields only fertile minds and sterile suburbs. I yearn for the fruit … Continue reading

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Summer days in January

I remember we took this path before. We followed it on a hike sometime in the first few months after I moved back. I remember it was me, you, and David Gullins. I don’t remember if I drove. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Try between the trees

Try between the trees. Alleys eke out an existence pressed between pillars of architectural excess; Leaves leaping off the boughs of trees may move in any direction. Dumpsters may only inhabit the diminishing passages between skyscrapers, like boulders resting in … Continue reading

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A girl in the hand is worth two under the table

I can depend on my mother’s charity and the stupidity of mankind… Relying on the tides to rise and recede and the birds to chirp and the squirrels to nibble noisily on things sitting in the branches of some tree … Continue reading

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