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U-2

by Christopher Raley   As though submerged, I saw.  And it floated above me, a black cross unsure of its vertical axis.   Later, uban light through dirty windows, it roars over highway like an omen, then is silent as … Continue reading

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aging woman crosses the street

by Christopher Raley   It startled me. I can tell you that much. Quiet street ends at busy one–four lanes. I turn right onto it. Van at left turns right off of it. Like the audience of a badly timed … Continue reading

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Two Days Before Thanksgiving

by Christopher Raley   We were leaving under breaking clouds when I saw it, bright yellow harbinger of my old life, carrier of artifacts of others’ lives rolling down the highway to the next job. Always some poor fool chasing … Continue reading

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Stairs

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Reckoning

by Christopher Raley   There’s no reckoning these sand stone formations emerging out of the forest of scrawny oaks tough and lean from clinging to hard won soil.   The boy ahead of the old man is running to dangerous … Continue reading

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The X-Ray Room

by Christopher Raley   Beyond collapsing door which is always open like a squeezed accordion are pictures they’ve taken.   Catalogued manila folders by numbered colored labels face the wall of concrete cinder blocks glossy white.   Among these are … Continue reading

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A Poem for my Dog

by Christopher Raley   Every night I stand in the hall and softly whistle to my dog. She wakens in the living room, regards me with concern and rises knowing. She walks quickly her collar jingling and lays her regard … Continue reading

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