Answer Me

Tell me about the vines of leaves crawling this brick wall. Explain by way of calculus their seasonal change— I want to know, too, a formula for counting the uncountable leaves and one more especially... Read More

Born Again

Well then, it’s settled. There will be no death for you who have accepted fiction over fact and value culture over the cultivation of knowledge— which will go on separating the wheat from the chaff,... Read More

The Skeletons of Dreams

He found giants in the earth: Mastodon, Mylodon, thigh bones like tree trunks, Megatherium, skull big as boulders—once, in this savage country, treetops trembled at their passing. But their passing was silent as snails, silent... Read More

Shoring Up

Morning light filters dimly through dense fog, spreads past beachcombers who fail to see the roiling waters. Barely outlining headlands, a sunbeam holds on to rising seas of far-flung reason. Looming rock monoliths of creation... Read More

Canticle of Midnights

For James and Lydia on the occasion of their wedding Someday you might realize that you barely noticed all the midnights that shuttled by, all the midnights you slept through, made love through, through which... Read More

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