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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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Half Dark

by Christopher Raley   I sit in half-dark listening to Tom. My boy sleeps alone as I will tonight.   This evening we walked the drought stricken creek. Sun gave its last gift of shimmer to reeds   tall enough to … Continue reading

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Trash

by Christopher Raley   Clouds cover stars and pin down earth in dry stillness the city cannot hope to receive. It casts its troubled light against their bellies as if staining them with a longing to be found.   There … Continue reading

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August the Fourth

by Christopher Raley   Judgement is one hundred degrees and over, a pressure on bare head and shirted back. Eyelids squint in glare off concrete and yellow grass, fixed white eye burning reflected from metal and glass. Judgement is the … Continue reading

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Billie

Billie’s voice is sweetness just as loud as rain heard through the open window on our tin-roofed cars.   Yellow light glitters in night bent squares of limb and torso walking. Rain eases dusty lingerings of summer.   Months have … Continue reading

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Storm

It’s hard to resist him in the tiled shower where water beats closing crease of mouth (and storm beats doors of the house) and etchings are hieroglyph of memory.   It’s hard to ignore his empty desk and absent tools … Continue reading

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