Monthly Archives: February 2006

Life

On my second night outI could taste it in my spitlike I’d put pennies in my mouth, but not quitebitter, not so distasteful Over the next couple of daysit was in my legshiding inside the meatbut calling out so I … Continue reading

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The Net

Someone left a typewriterOne time last year, at the place where I workit ended up in the office, so I wrote a noteexplaining that I would take it if no one claimed itI put it in a closet at home, … Continue reading

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Broken Letters

I usually feel like a thiefwhen I walk through the Asian market. The Asians, usually Korean, look at me like a tourist. My guide is Japanese, but they might not know that, so it makes some kind of sense to … Continue reading

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Creep

I saw a man walk past todaya man in a long black coatlooking dignified,the way he did when I saw him about a year ago. I stood outside a building, smoking as I waitedfor the time to come to step … Continue reading

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Cityglow

On an interstate between two Midwest citiesat three in the morningI’m driving alone. It’s cold, but there’s moisture in the air,so I can see the glow of the sparse citiesagainst the hazy ceiling, not far abovethe unyielding expanse of farmland. … Continue reading

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Falling Behind

Vladimir Nabokov published his first novel when he was twenty-five. I have been enjoying a class on his works so far this semester, especially because it ties in well with my Russian class and the fact that I’m trying to … Continue reading

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