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The Twelfth House on A Faultline: House of the Psychic

I stared at a spot on the floor with the well-lit display of alcohol gift sets in my peripherals.  I thought, “This could be the night that die.  Plain and simple, it could be.  I am not exempt.  I am … Continue reading

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Shards of Glass

Wrenches of every size and belts in figure eights hanging from above. The Polar Bear came to me around the time that those young natives in Fox pelts hooted and hollered to me, sweeping me up in their magic stampede.  … Continue reading

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Fragmented Soul

What am I supposed to make of these omens? Frog sighting, frog sighting, frog sighting, frog sighting – then, a frog impaled on the corroded rust of the bottom of my car. A new cat comes to possess me.  Then, … Continue reading

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bone cruncher, sickening snap – may I have another?

It is not healthy to count the rejections. It’s not healthy to let an ear infection move under the surface and swell occasionally for a year. There are many things that are not healthy. I’m not always an idiot, but … Continue reading

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How to become a Masochist: Chapter 13

Expect me… to… smother your soul. So begins years of the Dionysus experiment. Brazenly measure rejections with calculated detachment. The mind of a scientist… The mind of a sociopath. Devotion/ Is only of the moment. / Is undying in the … Continue reading

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In Support of the Subversive

When I pay attention to the world at large I feel crippled and sick. I need to keep my scope smaller. If I watch those around me, my friends, they are making their dreams come true in real time. If … Continue reading

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Unnatural Divisions with the Calender: A year in Review

It was the year 2014, only seen through the tunnel-vision to the past. It was January 1st and I sat in my winged-back chair compiling my list of annual goals. There were twenty. Would you like to review them with … Continue reading

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Entrapment and the Bone of Contention

Comedian Marc Maron interviewed singer and guitarist extraordinaire St. Vincent (Annie Clark), recently on his WTF podcast. I was flirting with Marc Maron on the porch of a cafe just a few nights ago in a dream. Then, we were … Continue reading

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The Allegory of the Cave

We drive up this cratered and furrowed path. It can’t be called a road, really. Aliens must have dug long thin trenches. Only wandering gypsies and displaced refugees must make their way over this. He’s brave- not afraid of bottoming … Continue reading

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Haunted Houses and Dream Country Lost

A tempest tossed through the trees that morning. The light cast had a preternatural tint that occurs evanescent before storms. Evocative of something that can’t get a finger put upon. I never sit out front of the trailer, but on … Continue reading

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