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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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Ring Around the Rosie

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Two Memories of Mae Raley

i She never prayed when Grandpa was at table. At head of the table his trained voice (which filled minds with perfected resonance) softened like a lullaby when invoking God, to as near a whisper as he could come.   … Continue reading

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The Wine Cart

Once upon a time I stood upon an ancient city’s wall by a people made who saw the wooded hills only, who thought perhaps no farther than the next town without a mystery overcame them.   They clutched that command … Continue reading

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