Daily Archives: February 29, 2012


They tell me I may now name myself. No longer Nakusa Unwanted I rub its ugly syllables into this raw earth grasp the paper in my hands, embrace my freedom song. Trembling, I choose Pyāra Loved.     

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The Hills They Died On

Life. Liberty. Freedom. Happiness. Independence. Quiet, peaceful knolls. The right to bear arms, lose limbs, lie on earth scorched by gun -fire and anger and hate. These felled sons fathers, uncles cousins, friends mangled, tangled in the verdant evening grass. … Continue reading


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Sumac Song

They dance graceful wrists raised breeze setting tempo, tune, time; fluttery fingers washed ballerina pink by sunset. They skulk skeleton shoulders skyward wind plays ska, shivers through; sharp elbows pointed, shrieking through the moon.  

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The flowers are placed just so. A bit displaced, too, so much white and yellow and green and palest pink in this sea of black. He looks good. They keep saying it. As if he’s still in there, and will … Continue reading

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