Tag: Robert Alan

A Photo Found in Black and White

Coincidence did not cause the young man’s cheek to share the curve of mine in his gray, buttered face. His finger-combed hair wet with grease, his white, Sunday shirt folded one flip from his wrists as he squints, grins, leans…

For Moments Hiding in My Memories

This is for the whirlwind minutes That seeped into my veins like oxygen The furtive thumping of my lungs Against the subtle rattle of Your malleable ribs Impressionable as my soaring heart This is for the placid calm The sunlight…

The Day of Our Meeting

I dreamed of the day, In the dead of winter, A dreary day, When I’d step off the train And see you there- The day of our meeting- Yet like two old friends Reuniting After years apart, The warm embrace…

Kierston

Meet me in the mountains Of Oregon (Washington’s been having too many fires). It won’t be hard to find me- Just look for the earthship, There aren’t too many. And the big plot of land All set up for you…

Ezzie Minus Zero

That day, Ezzie didn’t fantasize about leaving her husband the way she did every other day of the week, which when calculated, amounted to five prickly years of wishing. And where this feeling came from didn’t matter to her; what…

Ca’Venezia: Your Voice

Your voice alights on my armhair, a whiff of cigar smoke— caramel, and ghostly— “Cities die; let them.” Black thing to say. I patter around it as you swell. Graces and fits filled Her once, leaning trailing wisps filtering down…

Outwitting Mom’s Cable Company 

The day after my mother’s funeral I called Comcast to cancel her cable TV account. A recorded message led me through a series of choices. Most concerned new services I could sign up for and none involved cancelling an account….

Thunder Polka

The thunder polka of a new romance Began today on my left foot, the one Believed to lead suggestiveness astray. True love’s a waltz: it’s measured and mature Like patience set to action. Dance decodes The blood, translates the shadows…