Demolition Day

"Five. Four. Three--" Local news cameras panned to the protestors clustered around the barricades. "Two. One." Silence. The brick building seemed to lift from its foundation, and hang, suspended. Onlookers clicked photos with their phones. Then crumpled in a thick cloud of grey and red dust. Birds shrieked and darted, and the delayed sound of …

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A Spark Is All I Need, Baby

"What do you usually have for breakfast?" Lightly "Eggs, usually" Stroking "When I think of you," he said Her forearm "Medium" Across the table "When the sun rises" So pale "In a bit of coconut oil" Silken "Over the glass surface" Under "Sprinkled with Himalayan salt" His sea-worn "Of the open water" Weight "Often with …

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When Waves Turn Minutes to Hours

His shoulders hit the earth With a soft thump Curls sweep across his eyes "I'm checking down. Will you stay by me?" Frenzied fight, finally still At 535 feet The sea cradles her prize "Fitzgerald, we are about 10 miles behind you." Crushing, burning his lungs Pain searing, licking As a million barbed tongues The …

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