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Richard Katrovas


The Boxers’ Embrace

Most men have known brutality, if not the pain of father's belt or large boy's knuckles, then pulsing fear of ridicule for cowardice. A martial expectation clings to each boy's image of himself. Which is to say life kicks his ass. A man—a fool and [...]


Two springs, I filled our rooms with chirping fleets of fledglings quiet women of the zoo's Bird Rehab Center fetched from fallen nests. My tasks were just to feed them, keep them warm and shoo away the cats that gathered on the balcony above our lus [...]