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Fiction

The Piano Upstairs

My upstairs neighbors seem to have a piano- or maybe an incredible sound system that perfectly mimics the sound of a piano. Whoever is tickling the ivories is supremely talented, the crisp notes float down on the summer breeze past my open windows, and bass notes reverberate through the cement walls of the old building.  …

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Poetry

Slouching Stillness

A slouching stillness flows from my elbows on up Memories of a rainy night Cold and dreary But warmed by years of distance  And a longing for that city  Perhaps not the city persay But the moment of life when I called it home When from the rooftop on warm days When the sun was …

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Fiction

Leh, D-Day

It might have been the altitude, it might have been the whiskey the night before, either way my headache was splitting. The sun was just a touch too bright, despite my sunglasses best efforts. I rubbed my temples and tried to breath in the cool mountain air that sat in thin wisps upon the rooftop, …

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Poetry

Dreams of Past Pain

Dreams of past pain Bullets and guns silent In fields and jungles Screaming, deafening in dreams – The scars heal,  Save the deepest ones Invisible without Ripped deep within – The soul’s torment Is the price of survival Better than the alternative If only just – A silent battle waged A horrific dreamscape A nocturnal …

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Poetry

Years Later

Everyone wants to be cool until you’re in too deep Lying about experiences is easier No scars, no cravings, no nightmares Just the glory, just the pussy – Free drinks aside, consider the broken man Alone with his tears Awash in horror years after the fact Stories too real to be cool – He thought …

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Poetry

Citrullus Lanatus

The mop moves Soapy water Across the wooden floor Warm against the late winter chill – Her memory Our bodies entwined Sweet nectar of love Mixed with sweat – The bucket sloshes Dirty suds spill Squeegeed up Floral scented – Our breath, shared Our voices rising A reflexive, mutual addiction Waves breaking upon shores – …

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Fiction

The Promise of Freedom

Cui Jian played over the tinny speakers and the Goddess of Democracy seemed to smile at Mao- the Great Helmsman himself, looking down indifferently at the square. The students were so full of hope then, so optimistic. The death of Hu had brought them to this stage, but the promise of liberalization, the promise of …

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Poetry

In Zeros and Ones

It sometimes strikes me as strange Than in my hard drive In zeros and ones In digital form  – I have the likeness and movements Of people and places  Than no longer exist – Strange that in that form Of mere zeros and ones They are reproduced Though not for real – For my eyes …

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Poetry

Streetlight

That night  In the streetlight’s glow Warm night on our skin My heart Beating a tattoo  – You Hair golden in the light Skirt and shirt My equilibrium Far too weak for you – We stood  Laughing at something Stupid, juevinile, beuatiful Just as we were Youth coursing through our veins – I knew In …