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Shadows and Shades

“I picked up the mirror and saw a shift as I thought about my wounded life—the wounds that came from wanting to be someone who I am not.” More

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Man of Few Words

“I’ll be here until I die. I release you. You’re a man, still young. The girls are soon off to college. Junior’s in highschool. Find someone who’ll love our… More

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Little Gardens

“The older I get the more constricting I find the hetero mask to be. Committing this to paper is, then, something of a coming-out party.” More

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What I Would Like to Hear

“I hear a Kawasaki ZRX and a strumming of a bass guitar coming from a few houses down and someone speaking Spanish as I turn the page to the… More

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El Reno

Today, when I felt the wind, I could not travel with it. Past the guard tower it blew, over and around the cyclone fence and razor wire. More

Pencil drawing with a female face merging into natural imagery. The lower part of the image has a hand holding a baseball and a bike before a full moon.

Breathe into the Ground

“This time... this time you breathed into the ground so your children wouldn’t hear your startled sobs that escaped from your chest as you thought about your friend.” More

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No Future in a Circle

That tingling or the tractor fumes—buoyant and a bit slow to go—still—the briefest souvenirs—all traverse a circle—meaning one more ride won't bring us ‘round— More

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