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Picasso’s Cabezas Llorando

every week at least a new one 1937 how many did he see to need to make this shape this head thrown back in a weep that blasts apart the face of woman after woman eyes slide to the side … Continue reading

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      Fred G. Johnson, oil on canvas, 1930s, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2016 Forty years with O. Henry Tent and Awning Company, Johnson             painted them all: Lion Face Girl Lobster Boy             Most Unusual Married Couple she who lifts weights with … Continue reading

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Layers

            Sculpture by Doreen Garner, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, October 2016 pearl-flecked                         wet                                     spread                                                 thin             like phyllo in baklava beneath that:             pink thick wadding                                     not quite insulation                                                 but cushion for impact beneath that:             dark blood             neatly congealed                                     thick and hard above … Continue reading

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On Your First Visit Since the Revolution, We Drink for Four Hours on St. Claude Avenue

You hate that I teach the Romantics, even the disillusioned ones so riddled with hope— you use your mind to form a shield, you say. That’s how you weren’t shot like the seven you stood next to in the Square, … Continue reading

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five months on

her voice returns a needle in the rain a broken pane in my childhood shack clouds clot pink deep as the sun slips down between the devil and the deep blue of my bruised mind night begins to lick its … Continue reading

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Franco’s Bronze Head Hauled Away in a Galician Town

The eyes of the dictator fix on the sky as he swings from the spot he’s been stuck to thirty years, cheeks streaked with Galician rain. Noosed by the rope that hauls him, he hangs bodiless, one huge strangled head … Continue reading

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