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Farmer’s Pose

by Christopher Raley   It’s the farmer’s pose, the self-enclosed hug of the self-contained man.  Hands grasp elbows eyes look to earth and lips roll over a purse. I look instinctively for the grass stem.   He wears the stance … Continue reading

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Cockroach

by Christopher Raley   Once, at night, I went to the garage and turned on the light, flicked and set shadows. I nudged an old shoe, and a small cockroach glided across the floor legs aflutter.   Now when I … Continue reading

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Dead Eyes

by Christopher Raley   I reached to get him from our bed while she snored so that her tongue stuck against her teeth and she breathed out a hiss that made me giggle. But her lids sprang up and eyes … Continue reading

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On New Year’s Eve

by Christopher Raley   In the morning tree limbs are stark light and dark of the sun’s direction. They reach in the window frame   as she looks at the houses across the street.  Home.  She wants someone to take … Continue reading

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Night and Wind

by Christopher Raley   He should be in his bed stretching beyond the seams of his mattress, long sun tanned arms curving around his pillow, short blond hair shining in the hall light that widens as I open the door. … Continue reading

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