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The Jackdaw and the Doll

In what has been an inspired harmonizing of words and art, and a storyscape richly carved out of light, shadows and dream-stuff, The Jackdaw and the Doll has been completed. This fable, penned by yours truly, and illustrated by pen-and-ink … Continue reading

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place of Sharing

Poetry and art cannot be quarantined, as it moves freely though time and space, and announces its presence in cells, wind, electric waves of becoming. Here, a poem finds a public home on the window of Parse Seco, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Quill

Within the unbearable lightness of love’s proofed labor, a single feather pen, producing words that sing, traceless, and move worlds to shake and reckon. (Image by Izumi Yokoyama)

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Transformation

There are times when it is necessary for the body to become its own cradle, a nest-fed rocking and grave trembling toward the loam of ceremony and siege, and while transformation isn’t easy, if you listen closely, tender ear to … Continue reading

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Breathing Ground for Phoenixes

There are baby phoenixes burning inside my lungs. They want to grow into their deaths and fiery unabated splendor, want to consume the ash-cake coronating their birth-days, which matches abolition to symmetry. I am being asked, no forced to open … Continue reading

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Moodscape

Down a lighted alley. From The Jackdaw and the Doll. Illustration by Izumi Yokoyama.

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Come Rain or Come Shine

  Illustration from The Jackdaw and the Doll. A fable about love, compassion and the magic of storytelling, presently being illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama.    

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City of Velvet Fog

Lamplit alley in the City of Velvet Fog. From The Jackdaw and the Doll.  

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The Shroud

K’s personal “Boogeyman”: The Shroud. From The Jackdaw and the Doll.    

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The Storyteller

Page from The Jackdaw and the Doll, a fable I wrote, which is being illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. Inspired by a story about Franz Kafka.    

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