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Rex Sexton

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Kaddish

BREAD AND ASHES A shadow in a shadow land as time goes on and memories fade and you weather the years and visit the graves, until your dream falls asleep, too, and all that remains of the ashes of winter is the warmth you once gave. A ghost, even then, in her faded print dress, […]

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Dreamers

Back and forth, left to right, like a moth around a candle, like a bat in flight. Hand and eye mesmerized, watching the slash of blazing colors criss-cross, collide, slowly erasing and trace of the screaming face that stares at me starkly from each blank canvas, like a maniac unleashed; until it is magically replaced […]

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Call 911

CALL 911  The country is upside down. The three stooges, somehow, got control of the buttons: Mickey Mouse is in charge of the House, Goofy the Senate, Snidely Whiplash Wall Street, and Timothy Leary the electorate. Cartoon characters acid trip across my cable news like narco-induced comic strip looney tunes. The Pentagon is under the […]

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Dead Letter

Factory smoke and fog along the river. Kiss a girl and make her quiver. Kiss her right and you’re her lover. Lovers and warriors are what women go for. On the ground, head down, bodies all around, Manning thinks about his small town, as black smoke billows from exploding bombs. He envisions the lunch pail […]

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Queen of Hearts

Each day clouds race across the sky, a joy, and at night, as you close your eyes to dream, stars fill the sky, a delight. In between is the feast of life: love, friendship, wondering, all yours, everyone’s, and all for the savoring.

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