Tag Archives: summer

Pigtails

   There was that day you wore your hair in pigtails.    You were thirteen. Pigtails and a pale blue summer dress. I think the dress was new.    My mother had died three days earlier.    You and I … Continue reading

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Melt

Summer night, Brooklyn, girl’s desire for ice cream– Melting, time’s passage.

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Summer Wind

Tar, vinegar, piss, crossing of urban perfume– Those summer winds, tracked.

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Legend

Summer in Brooklyn, hydrant dreaming in graffiti– legends of childhood.

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Summer Song

At the edge of a remote island, (sirens in the distance) modeling jigsaw scars, cracked veins, and an oily sheen, a fast fade dream, a scorched mirage, occurs every evening like clockwork. Walter, jangling his bell, shouting: Good Humor Man, … Continue reading

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Vivaldi in Love

Spring, tender bud raising gravity in the center of a palm. Summer, drawn and quartered shafts of light mouthing the sea. Fall, fetal leaves curling in on themselves— inversion banking on faith. Winter, hospitable merger of bare limbs relishing arson … Continue reading

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Usher

August, its days nearly numbered, summer’s pink noiseless fade and exit (how cicadas bury their voices in hollows of silence), autumn’s fresh jags of Memory, reaping, with finite sorrow, the climate-cracked shells of seeds (how tiny birds bury their songs … Continue reading

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Tango

Summer, how butterflies tango in upward-moving flux

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