LESLEY VALDES : Alder Street
R L SWIHART : Beyond the Reach of Cause and Effect
SAM VAKNIN : The Miracle of the Kisses
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LESLEY VALDES
Alder Street
I saw this plate of salted lemons and limes. I want to live inside a lemon, a lime, I told the housepainter. I could not afford those fancy glazes to make the walls translucent. I should have known the result would be bold. Frida Kahlo yellow in the living room, a chartreuse kitchen where open cupboards spatter out blue plates. Here comes the light. Never enough, better than before. East to the Schuylkill, west to the Delaware. River to river light: what you want in a row house. And good, wood floors. Rosy on the first, golden oak upstairs. That long day the guys rPped up ugly carpet, drilled and hammered, drilled some more, finishing after twilight, I sat teary on three-inch planks. Who talks to their floors?
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R L SWIHART
Beyond the Reach of Cause and Effect
I. At the Literatu Svetaine Time is smoking a joint- Instead of assorted literati and a few period pieces the narcotic smoke charcoals into space two Danish exiles waiting for their Lithuanian dates (stockpiled complaints about their homeland are traded as they wait) one young Lithuanian hostess one young Lithuanian waitress one young Lithuanian waiter a Swedish chef (from whom will emerge an unstable pyramid of gravied meatballs and their delectable consorts) a tall perspiring glass of Kalnapilis a table all to myself a window-plush curtains drawn back- all to myself me, not me, maybe Milosz II. We are floating now- above Katedros Aikste We are floating now- an atomized and somewhat demoted Laplace's observer We are floating now- buoyed by oblivion more than ecstasy In the crepuscular city the Red Army has become white They have broken formation Their wagging scarves banner their cause In their fisted hands are keys not flags They are driven by snow
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SAM VAKNIN
The Miracle of the Kisses
That night, the cock denied him thrice. His mother and the whore downloaded him, nails etched into his palms, his thorny forehead glistening, his body speared. He wanted to revive unto their moisture. But the nauseating scents of vinegar and Roman legionnaires, the dampness of the cave, and then that final stone... His brain wide open, supper digested that was to have been his last. He missed so his disciples, the miracle of their kisses. He was determined not to decompose.
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LESLEY VALDES : Alder Street
R L SWIHART : Beyond the Reach of Cause and Effect
SAM VAKNIN : The Miracle of the Kisses
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