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Mary Leader

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Balm

The hip bone's connected to the (beat) thigh bone. The thigh bone's connected to the (beat) knee bone. The knee bone's connected to the (beat) shin bone. Now hear the words of the Lord. * I said to Laura, "I don't see how novels can get written, they [...]

Tonight We Bow

Not to worry about writing too much Copy, being too busy, or lacklove In what strikes us as winning ugly In the late 1980's. . . . Children now, More life to be paid for: Virginia Moving tonight some turns she learned In the first grade, all of [...]

Palette

What were those? Those were fiery craters. No, those were the nights of childhood. Madness and sky clung together in that sleep and surrender. Surely you've been there many times before. You've come a long way just to hang back. Those were rosary be [...]