Category Archives: Identity

The Stranger’s Absence

I recall him saying, ” of all the possible possibilities isn’t it possible that there being no possibilities is amongst them? “ To which I countered, ” We cling obsessively to those pieces of a jigsaw we’ve somehow come to … Continue reading

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Orientation

What do we see when we see what others saw? what do we hear when we listen to what others heard? what do we know when we know what others learned? what do words mean when we speak those words … Continue reading

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Now

Now is forever, now forever, the long wait of disappointed days appointed to be afar off and away; out of reach of our grasp that flails forlornly in the air striking at shimmering apparitions that were never here never real … Continue reading

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A 1960’s Northern Town

fading back the years, to Friday-paid dirt-nailed stand-up straight-razor guys, smoke-stenched beer-drenched, immersed in Willy Dixon’s words strung like wire barbed across their hearts; lost in deep resonances of factory-line steam-hammers raw and edged like John Lee Hooker’s “BOOM…BOOM…BOOM “, … Continue reading

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Surveillance ( A Short Story )

He watches the lives of others through the end of a telephoto lens. It’s 5:42 a.m. on an ordinary suburban housing estate and he’s been squatting for the past 6 hours in an unmarked delivery van when he catches a … Continue reading

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A Passage Through Time

Time was forgotten by time itself, even those that remembered and knew of its harsh cadences fell into a silent repose; where no time no longer mattered, for in essence time itself was no more, no morrow, no morning mourning … Continue reading

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In Dreams

I dream of, I have dreamt of Mountains and those who’ve climbed them; I dream of, I have dreamt of Seas and those who’ve sailed them; I dream of, I have dreamt of Clouds and those who’ve flown above them; … Continue reading

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