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Rex Sexton

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UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE

In black space the world sleeps, dreams, spins, holds its center together with stars made of sugar. The cosmic clock ticks for astronauts. The subway rumbles through tunnels that whisper secrets no one can decipher. We paint our lives on air, naïve artists astounded by the miracle of being here, Love is the only color […]

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The Cosmic Machine

FUNDAMENTALS If you could record everything that is happening everywhere at any given moment and feed this information into a computer, you could predict the next one and its consequence and so on: how, when, where, why, Frankie killed Johnny, or Sluggo kissed Nancy, or Albert decided to square energy instead of money.

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City of Wind

We blew up chicken gullets, like balloons for the girls to carry around on strings, and played pirate with sharpened stockyard bones which we sheathed in our clothesline belts, like swords, marauding through the neighborhood. Along the sidewalks, the girls played hopscotch, arms raised in the air like wings, hopping toward the Blue Sky with […]

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Holy Night

The bus arrived in the city as night came on, tunneling off the backstreets to the terminal underground, which seemed packed with every lost soul the devil could drag down – junkies, winos, pushers, pimps, beggars, hookers, small time cons, drifters, runaways, the down and out, and huddled here and there, in the corners, on […]

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EYE KNOW

I can see nothing. Darkness fills the window. My head feels foggy, my body numb – like waking up in bedlam. I turn on the night light, reach for a cigarette. I remember a party, vaguely, each face a phantom version of itself, each figure spectral. I remember a dream. The streets were empty. Dark, […]

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