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(un)Archived

I’ve packed

The portable cassette player,

Today’s newspaper, and

Roasted sunflower seeds.

The flowers at the gate

Have bloomed well,

Feeling like Spring

This Autumn afternoon.

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Photo Shoot

I’ve poured myself

The fourth glass

Of wine –

I think there’s about

Another two more left.

But the sheet in front of me

Is still blank

And I’m not sure

How many glasses and bottles

It would take

To fill it up tonight.

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Memory Material

We made a vow
To gift each other memories
Instead of materials.
You’d take me
For coffee and donuts
At midnight when
The moon was full,
While I’d take us
For drives by the beach
When the clouds turned
From red to violet to black.
We’d dance to records
Playing on your grandfather’s gramophone
After work,
In dark or pastel formals
With neon print socks.

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Strung

It’s a weekend night and I’ve picked my best suit for tonight – an ebony blue, single-breasted suit – with a white shirt with prints of sails you’d notice if you looked closely. I kept the tie plain, matching the suit in colour and the shoes a teak oxford. The highlight of the outfit was a secret – the multicoloured striped socks with stripes in outrageously bright shades of yellow, orange, red, and maroon. I brushed my hair back and then ruffled it lightly. And finally, I dabbed some mahogany musk to the designated pulse points before putting the white handkerchief in the right back pocket of my pants. I left the phone behind as I picked up my wallet and, stepped out onto the street with a black trench over my shoulders and a clear umbrella in hand – just in case. Continue reading Strung