Tag Archives: M. E. Riley

Glitter like Death

It wasn’t maroon carpet stretched one hundred yards to the front altar. It wasn’t once-black pantsuit forgotten. It wasn’t the velvet hat glued askew, at a left angle. Damned carnations, stinking the stilled sanctuary. It would be echoing somber snifflings … Continue reading

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Believing in Rice

after “Believing in Iron” by Yusef Komunyakaa The fields survive every hotdamn summer but it took decades to discover how the dollar worked. They listen to trees filled with locusts tell you how many are inside but with the store … Continue reading

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