Death Ray

Glaciers, like ice cubes in a glass,are cut apart by lasers in the sky.Nobody watching silently on the shore,as the red column of light comes downon the frozen water, has any ideawhat is happening.People get nostalgic when they see somethingtruly larger than they are. It’s probably whythese cities pull us in. The beam penetrates deep […]

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Decoration

This day is like a paperweight,decorative and barely even functionalsince I don’t work in the wind,but I begin by taking stockof all the hazel mothsthat lurk around the lanternhanging loosely from a hookoutside the window. She stands barefoot on the train trackslike she doesn’t fear the cold at least a little.She bites the end of […]

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Outfield

All the youngest said before they got out of the car was,“I just want to hit it out of here, so far that no one ever gets to find it.”They were at the local ballparks on a Saturday after the week was plaguedwith rainy early days. Things were damp but sunny in betweenthe clouds that […]

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Almost Better

A hospital descended into madnesswhen the ground broke open splittinga quadrant of the building clean apart.A transparent plume of something heavypoured out of the gash like it was plasticcarried upward by the wind.This dissipated out into the nostrilsof the people in the buildinggoing on about their lives of keepingpeople on their feet or helping someonethat […]

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Compound

I break open the shell and scrape the innards outthe clouds plume like smoke or blood dispersing in water.This creature from the shallow sand now just separatepieces in my hand. The highway speeds are fluctuating with construction signs,and the blurring lines between the lanes that disappear beforeanyone is ready. The treeline is steady with its […]

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