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Drought

by Christopher Raley   The smell of water on sun-hot concrete is now the smell of implied disregard. I cower beneath the fence line as I hose chaff off the back deck to the dead lawn.   For a time … Continue reading

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Ring Around the Rosie

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Knockout

by Christopher Raley   Spaghetti is always better the second night. It has been put, noodles and sauce, in Tupperware in the fridge, and heating it up   you watch it soften to congealing, adding a little water from the … Continue reading

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God on the Mountain

by Christopher Raley   I looked for God on the mountain but I was lonely. Other kids found God on the mountain but I could not sleep.   My eyes did not weigh me down and I could not sleep. … Continue reading

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Men

They gather to build the fire, men of older dreams, men of dead dreams. Talk is out of mouths that hear to a world unseen, and fingers feel with knowing eyes use of axe and wood. Laughter comes just before … Continue reading

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The Liar

The liar at the table drinking his favorite beer. Calloused bloated feet scuff the tile and ocean air breezes through open windows while he rants on politics, on children, on prisons.   He stands in the entry as we are … Continue reading

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