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Feasts of Evasion by Larry D. Thacker
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it was amazing
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We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us. Excerpts:


SLEEPWALKER

He spent the long nights
scratching shapes in the sand,

alone and not quite himself,

confessionals, barely lit
by the moon’s permission,

clouds over-watching

the up-creep of waves at his back
threatening the truth

of his roughly applied rune script.

By the time he’d finally fall
again into bed, something

in him, remembered only

by morning, hoped for all
the anguish to have faded

by sun’s return, the blessing

of high tide’s lapping along
the shore of his middle-night’s

labor accomplished. But

some etching in the shoreline
was always spared by the tide.

A hint of the dark dream.

By evening he was prompted
again by the sea. Always again.


I LIKE HOW IT CAN BE RAINING

without being obvious, the normal cloudiness
keeping normal secrets. I like how the sun
can shine down through slanted rain,
unexpectedly, as if each drop is lit
for a little while, near blinding in its strobe,
like the arrival of an alien event in the middle of the day
every new time it happens, that sheet of crystals
careening from the sky:
                                             making you wonder how
can we have it this way, rain and sun together,
or deserve the gift of this strangeness, the same
as standing still under an awning during a storm,
yet hurtling through the question of space.


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