Monthly Archives: July 2012


by Christopher Raley   At a certain point in evening the boy runs through sprinklers and the sun longs our end.   Cross roads and homes fail under shadow but trees retain light to their highest reaching leaves.   Like … Continue reading

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Temporary World

by Christopher Raley   High clouds smear blue to a tarnish middle July cannot tolerate.   This is the temporary world: a narrow valley of matronly pines, a mountain stream dammed for a pond   and mirroring a dark green … Continue reading

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by Christopher Raley   Road before dawn and a grey rim on the eastern edge of cloud— two trucks power down the highway. Red lights shrink in agonized dark, and cowboy drivers search a country that disappears even as light … Continue reading

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