Author Archives: perfectsublimemasters

Inverse of a Whistle

Daylight hangs the trees’ shadows back above the skyline, their branches nestling in the places where the light pools. In between the absolutes of life and its steady bend towards the ground once again: this is where we string power … Continue reading

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Monarch Portrait

And please | if we were to do this over again | how many branches would you break from beneath the morning birds’ feet | (only to keep sleeping) | ? a butterfly paints a butterfly with dust | the … Continue reading

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Forearm Fracture

Forearm fracture like sidewalk crack, like walk anywhere long enough and the place becomes a part of you. Landscape gypsum white, the whole world a broken bone; all we know immobilized; all we know plaster of Paris stilled. Six weeks … Continue reading

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The Sculpted

Call it what you will: habit, reflex, muscle memory. The body is still clay by any other name. River, horse, hands: still dreams despite evidence to the contrary. It’s all speculative, of course. (The evidence or the dream?) But how … Continue reading

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Portland Sonnet

I watch a homeless man grab, with his bare hands, all the hotel’s gluten-free banana cake. I’m having so much fun, he says. Sidewalks of tents, and pots and pans in shopping trolleys. I raise my Dossier Hotel umbrella, a … Continue reading

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Insect Story

On the night before he turned thirty, Leo Weiss had a dream that a giant insect sliced off the top of his head and laid an egg in his brain. The next morning, when he told his girlfriend Carly about … Continue reading

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something i can chew

find the soft hands – bite hard i remember the first time i learned that both failure and success were punished. i was taught that my skin was an open invitation and even a no meant yes. now i take … Continue reading

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