Archive | June 2014
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Part I. The purest magic in the world is here, a yellow glow inside the “Barl of Fun.” I’m drawn by covert flashes, overhear the shrieks of lucky children who outrun the barrel’s sideways pull. When it’s my turn, a current like an eddy drags me down. The friction of its constant orbit-burn scrapes up […]
Runners train by it, both my fists and at the finish line snap open the way each new moon still unbeaten uses this flourish to poke inside these stones —you can’t hide much longer and years mean nothing now dropping back from exhaustion dragging the dirt behind —wherever you are I can find you handful […]
English (1800-1825) After Samuel Roberts and George Cadman, Sheffield. It might have been a Vatican chalice, consecrating vessel for water and wine at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, home to cardinals and popes, but for that ornate spout jutting out, an afterthought when you likely changed your mind. A silver-and-wood-fused voluptuous body, symmetrical and shimmering, […]