Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bardejov #1

by Christopher Raley   The dirt road shone narrow between the church yard and the old town wall.  Yellow white heat smothered children running three-legged races while ghost-walked battlements patiently guarded their laughing.   I entered the church and walls … Continue reading

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Sidewalks

by Christopher Raley   And sidewalks are not a home, nor their cracked and ruptured frames a comfort.   Streets are a hazard, and ghost-like cars of the early morning’s empty dark may stop or they may go.   Darkened … Continue reading

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Kindness

by Christopher Raley   Grey clouds puzzled together in jagged edges move slowly north by the delta’s insistent wind.   They cross the street in silence aloft and filter unneighborly light on yellow lawns, soggy   and spongy with rain. … Continue reading

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