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(Sub)Missive

The lore of missive keeps writers minds on their hearts as they freehand scratches into the purling skin of history’s feted edges.

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Anais Nin

Invention was your solitude, your twin, wasn’t it, Miss Nin? The way you spread secret pages like silk violet capes, like fringed shawls, over an air of mystery, and err of desire. You enabled symmetry, to confess. Why couldn’t a … Continue reading

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Henry, June, Anais, 2018

Henry’s cell, his first ever, gave rise to a new breed of anxiety and impatience.    Fretfully awaiting Anais’s text, he stared at the dark electronic device cradled in his palm, and keenly felt pangs of nostalgia.    He recalled … Continue reading

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Enigma

Modeling the glyphs of a soul’s swooning cursive– Who will transcribe me?

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Anais Nin

Portrait of a gaze, fixed to a remote star, caving– Form follows distance.

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Nin and Miller

Kindred spirit-play, by voice, a million worn pages– currency of love.

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Entry

You cannot have her, many women in one cloak– split down the middle?    

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Anais’s Verizon Plan

With a diarist’s intimacy and candor, Anais composed her dawnrise text to Henry and then hit SEND, grateful for the fast-flying expedient breath of a cellular technology that had yet to be invented.  

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Wordprey

Anais Nin, draped in a negligee of text– naked lunch break?

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