Category Archives: Magic Realism

The Statue

The city of Concepcion, its physical parameters circum- scribed by conjectural development, its identity arrived at through an intricate labyrinth of historically determined steps; At its heart the dominant Plaza of the Conquistadors abutted by an inspiring Madre de Dios … Continue reading

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The Poem of Uncertainty

to begin writing without the assurance that you will finish what now two lines ago you started, leaves this writer in an ever deepening philosophical quandry; what if the words don’t make it to the end of the poem? what … Continue reading

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Notes on a Meditation

On a bench in a park in a distant corner of a city a solitary figure sits lost in a labyrinth of memories; Thoughts traverse the long distances between the days each one in turn a palimpsest of the one … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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An Empty Evening & Other Concerns

Of all your books in the library, there is now one that you’ll never read again, nor reacquaint yourself with the travails of its hero on whom you copied your life as a palimpsest; Of all the faces outside in … Continue reading

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Of Clocks and Faces

There are clocks older than time, that would show us how little of it there is left to spend, were we only capable of deciphering their numerals we might hasten more linger less decide sooner hesitate only when we are … Continue reading

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The Possible

Were that possible which could possibly be, then that would be possible for all to see; all the possibilities of the possible is a possibility eminently possible as possibly could be; which is a distinct possibility were that possible.

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A Flaneur’s Diary

The Man in the paper-thin disguise squandered his spare change on a slice of evening sunshine; His coffee grew warm in a cup on the counter where the clientelle had filled their quota of ashtrays; Watches told lies and nearby … Continue reading

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Ravel’s Perspective

The agony of Summer that follows the disappointments of Spring: The shrouds of Winter left from Autumn’s repose, the tearing sounds of ennui shredding days that we so carelessly let slip from our grasp; A malevolent bleakness rides with abandon … Continue reading

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Where Words Go

Shall we see where words go, shall we follow them down the rabbit-hole? Chasing after them hither, thither and then letting them go so that we can chase after them again: Wild words in their habitat, untamed metaphors, predatory adjectives … Continue reading

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