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what it looks like to live

Facebook20 Twitter0Total20She’s all cheekbones, lashes, emotions Conveyed in rapid succession, practiced. Cut to his reaction, the impact on his famous Face, bathed in a warm and flattering light. Then they’re running athletically away, Silhouettes diving before the fireball. This is … Continue reading

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Philip, Hannah, and Heinrich: a Play

Facebook20 Twitter0Total20“[Philip] Roth, who passed away last week, will be spending a lot of time with Arendt now, as he will be buried near her in the Bard College cemetery. According to an anecdote related by Bard’s President, Leon Botstein, … Continue reading

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The Anachronist at the Florida Review

Facebook51 Twitter0Total51(Washington, DC) I just signed a contract with The Florida Review so that they can re-publish my interactive novel, The Anachronist. It should appear there in July 2018, and it will reside on their digital platform, Aquifer. It also … Continue reading

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echoes

Facebook10 Twitter0Total10In home movies and fading Polaroids, They look funny, their lapels wide and garish, Their facial hair risible, movements jerky. They look naive–fools, ignorant of what came next. But I report: the grass felt just the same When you … Continue reading

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Menemsha, Nov. 2017

Facebook5 Twitter0Total5The green belly of a wave stretches, tautens Under its own mass–filaments or nerves Of paler green stretching to their limits As the body, relentless, falls forward. But the wave is a hybrid creature, its Sober underside carrying a … Continue reading

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Glendalough

Facebook4 Twitter0Total4St Kevin had the gift of talking with beasts. It came naturally to him, a hermit, Living amongst them in his hollow tree In Glendalough, long vale of icy lakes. But just because he and they could converse Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Anachronist review

Facebook8 Twitter0Total8The Anachronist is my interactive novel. Several readers have posted reviews of it on the Interactive Fiction Database. (If I may say so, the one person who gave it a low quantitative rating had a complaint about a technical issue … Continue reading

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the laughter of the gods

Facebook9 Twitter0Total9The laughter of the gods is asbestos: Unquenchable. It’s genuine, hearty, Unselfconscious. Wet eyes shut to slits; lungs Heave the mountain air. A shaky finger points To the god who started it off: Nice one. He’d mentioned some mortals’ … Continue reading

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Mindlessness: A Sonnet

Facebook13 Twitter0Total13I’m striving to be a little less present. You need the attention of our group. Your anxious eyes, urgent words convey a gripe; They sketch a threat you’re sure is prescient. But I’m counting syllables in my head, Selecting … Continue reading

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to whom it may concern

Facebook40 Twitter0Total40It has come to my attention that the level of my age Is now set to fifty, with more movement on the gauge. Who authorized this increase? Who consented to the change? The alternative is worse, you say, but … Continue reading

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