Monthly Archives: December 2014

She is Asleep

by Christopher Raley   The safest feeling is late at night. She is asleep and the boys are asleep. Diz and the Count walk slowly back to the land   and I would follow for a little longer. The house … Continue reading

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Christmas

by Christopher Raley, who tried to write a pleasant Christmas poem and ended up with this.   Let a bow be for the angel, indistinct in all but shape, and white. She receives the tree and her skirt entwines brown … Continue reading

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Scars

by Christopher Raley   Somewhere in the space between those in the room, between empty chairs for measured closeness you are there.   Somewhere in the time between then and now and now and later the mind wrestles with you … Continue reading

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Hem

by Christopher Raley   I finally saw you in a photograph in a book about you.   I love your art and I love your stories and I laugh at your big life sometimes, though your life is the sadness … Continue reading

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Trash

by Christopher Raley   Clouds cover stars and pin down earth in dry stillness the city cannot hope to receive. It casts its troubled light against their bellies as if staining them with a longing to be found.   There … Continue reading

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Congregational Prayer

by Christopher Raley   Let it be no man who claims saving, only being saved.   The distance between the word on his tongue and the word in his friend’s heart-beat is too great to tell.   The time he … Continue reading

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