Category Archives: memories

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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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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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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The Dust Bowl

The names and their faces those times and their places, the rundown rail depot from where the last westbound left in that dry-cracked goodbye summer when water was heaven and wells coughed their grinding choking echo, dust for a future … Continue reading

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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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Broken Memories

The Chanteuse alone, crooning existential torch-lit ennui, marinaded in absinthed vocals, in the salons and bars of La Rive Gauche, domicile to flaneurs and bohemian confreres; she is wounding their hearts with visceral monotonous langour; amid smouldering pyres of  Gauloises, stygian-leafed frissons … Continue reading

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Errata

When every tale has been told and every story unfolded and folded back in on itself, we will search for answers within ourselves and find them missing, buried somewhere else but without a treasure map; From the shuttered concert hall … Continue reading

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