Here & Then There

Here & Then There by Noah Gordon From a built-in radio came the call: “Please do not feed the sand-pipers or the grazing mares. Their bluffs are well-stocked and maintained by professionals.” I reached for her hand and we descended into the deep meadow. Gulls from Lisbon had all but claimed this area for their […]


11:11 by Frank Scarangello She visits at 11:11 sometimes a.m. mostly p A sudden haunting urges me to look at a clock which must be digital. Dropping by for just a moment only at 11:11 the time, our private denouement I look around and know she’s here. I’m standing in an empty room aware that […]

Berberian Sinfonia/ Sliced-and-Diced from Aphasia to [Inflectional Hints of] Eternity

Algeria: Most Serious Threat of All? by Cocteau …les premieres elisions du jour nous furent telles que defaillances du language. –Chronique, St.-John Perse   She perfumed her breasts with rosewater. As certain. As certain as if the narrative of moonlight was bourne through great whirlwinds, from more than half the distance of an entire meteor […]

The Hole Story

The Hole Story by Dan Raphael ”Every now and then I know it’s kinda hard to tell but I’m still alive and well” — Johnny Winter (for Mark Sargent) So much treasure in my intestine I knew someone would eventually come looking for it When the mountains shadow spreads like a happy vulture, when the […]


HURT HAWK by Robinson Jeffers The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder, The wing trails like a banner in defeat, No more to use the sky forever but live with famine And pain a few days: cat nor coyote Will shorten the week of waiting for death, there is game without […]