Literature

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Draupadi

To Trina Nileena Banerjee I You woman of the pyre Your birth of mixed fire Your hair fire tongue fire Your heart’s di…

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Maybe I Can Explain

We meet at the door. I drop my change while fumbling for my ID and you kneel down to help me pick it all up. I say th…

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Cherry Pie

CHERRY PIE with a sharp reflex of the diaphragm, our maiden earned the title of wife by Abrahamic default. then, the …

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someone else

It was snowing.  As he lay in bed, Sal watched it through his window.  It was a pretty snow with thick flakes.  The w…

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Portraits and Snapshots

FOR NELL My first — my virgin surgery you might say — was a hernia repair, sewing shut a membrane that had been rippe…

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Flickering Shadow

The self, like a photograph offered as a gift. You were not what you seemed and still it was worth the risk. That dre…

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Total Recall

I do not remember I do not remember I do not remember those cold burning embers but there are red scars on my pink li…

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Charlotte’s Call

How she wanted to dance anger out of silence: expletives of lightning thrumming onto exploded ground, the ground from…

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While Supplies Last

When the glare from a late night infomercial becomes a spotlight in your living room, your mind will wander to the da…

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To Want

I wanted to see through your eyes I wanted to hear with your ears I wanted to feel with your hands I wanted to look h…

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Owning Something Small

TAKE ME, I’M MINE All I want for in a loved one is humility and obedience. I want to claim ownership of somethi…

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Hazel Tree

I left you a pair of pure gold slippers. Lord knows if you’ll find them when you’re older. Your father’s mother gave …

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The Noble Torturer

The Noble Torturer arrives with tools and a melancholy expression. He is in pain. He is both victimizer and victim. U…

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