Category Archives: Perspectives

Victor’s Justice

Death was everywhere, and so it was nowhere. Foreigners gawked with unseeing eyes. But the locals had refined the skill of peering through it, a strange sense of nationalism coalescing at a focal point just beyond. Death was deemed unworthy of discussion, … Continue reading

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Whilst we chant

Whilst we chant floating above blood, above bones, they sic hot breath from shadows of pane-less windows Crouching beneath your helmet’s mask— fear offers darkness and darkness its reflecting-glass Take heart soldier, take it deep— where the sun rises, cherry … Continue reading

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Our Canvas

I followed the voice of Robert Frost’s ghost into the kitchen where he was reciting The Mountain, but Darrell stood on the other side. The screen door ajar, he was wrapped in the soft glow of early morning, a glint … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Promised Lands

Come on, come on and rise up! Take somebody by the hand Come on, come on and rise up! All you ghosts of promised lands! I’m not talking about revolution. I’m not trying to make demands. But I want you … Continue reading

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Ask the Dust

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” -Gabriel Garcia Marquez  

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