Frozen Fawn

Robert Wrigley Funny, by which I mean mysterious or eerie, the way I just happened to look out the western window of my shack at exactly that moment the morning sun— via the same opening in the heavy brush I glanced through—made the carcass shine unmistakably in the shape of what it was. Still, I… More

Proust

Robert Wrigley By the light of my reading lamp, she regards me, or regards the shape of me where I sit, the shadow I am, she being mostly blind. She’s lying on the couch, and it may be she is uncertain I am even here, for she was asleep when I entered the room and… More

Plum Summer

Stephen Massimilla Black horses have a deep blue tint to their eyes; in the plum-dark night they hang in the depths of sleep; and like the sheen of an equine haunch, the fruit’s black skin magnetizes touch, misted veil of questions broken by the press of my thumb. I would bite into this sweet, cool… More

Vowels

Stephen Massimilla -After Rimbaud A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue—vowels, One day I’ll tell your secret origins:
 A, black hairy corset of dazzling flies
 That boom around cruel stenches, Gulfs of shadow; E, candor of steams and tents,
 Proud glacier spears, white kings, shivers of Queen-Anne’s-lace;
 I, maroons, spat blood, laughter… More

D is for De-

Mara Jebsen which we can picture arising from the mind of the woman from The Yellow Wallpaper, perhaps long before the story begins degrade defile de– A deed is what is done by the doers; who are agents of what’s intelligent, responsible and do-able in the universe. Doers: hold deeds on parchment paper, to keep… More

Chryse: Thoughts about gold.

Mara Jebsen chryselephantine: meaning overlaid in ivory and gold– chryse: a wealthy greek courtesan, whose maids bathed her from clay pots with great sponges and smearings of honey; who was bangled with gold and who brought, daily gifts of perfume to the goddess aphrodite. chrysalis: a thing unformed chrysolepic: some creature, lets say a dragon,… More

E is for Easy and F is for Fate: Sheherazade in Love

Mara Jebsen A Fabricatress is a woman who Frames, who makes, who builds, who constructs: A liar. Something Fabulous is celebrated in Fable, is a rare thing that shimmers at the edge of belief . . . Facile: easy, Free from labor. To lift what pains the body and mind/ Easy on the Eyes. Easy… More