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Rain

by Christopher Raley   Last night memory called me awake. 3:30 am like broad daylight.   In the livingroom rain crackled against the south facing window. I watched it streaking globe-like kingdoms   of streetlight’s twin boundaries in air and … Continue reading

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Memory

by Christopher Raley   It’s like secretly watching some half-known couple framed in their apartment window.   I peer in.  They move around the kitchen, carry food to the living room, talk over TV.   Sometimes I catch a word … Continue reading

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Older than Memory

by Christopher Raley   I climbed above the highway ground down to low gear on dirt road incline. Now high on the ridge, the lake was distant, shrinking and 162 unseen.   Disconsolate workers smoked near the old man’s home, … Continue reading

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by Christopher Raley   In the evening the waves had shrunk down and, like a dog’s tongue, lapped in troubled sleep. The wind died cold leaving fingers of sand tracing the pavement to where it had blown.   A car … 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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