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To Stand Down (And To Stand By)

A Pangyrus selection for Juneteenth. ancestry is all i have / the only artform that remains / how else to explain this oscillating darkness / my id...

Aubade

King of neither plant nor animal but of mornings after rain / / ghost sprung in the gloaming a memory of betweenness / / arisen in the dark and...

Exit: Port Antonio

Bridge of my mothers, I am not the same as when I arrived. How many have come across the Atlantic to find you? To bury themselves in your green bush, relax...

The Groom Stripped Bare By His Bachelors

There were little blue flowers that rang when you touched them, he said, and tasted like honey. Then he stopped talking. Palm fronds and eucalyptus. Grasses rising, thickening as...

Wasted

1. On the darkest days of pandemic I avoid the rooms with the tools I could easily use to kill myself. I’ve almost certainly witnessed a few animals die of their own volition. Squirrels, insects, a...