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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Is She Feeling

"I'm gonna miss you, baby" He leans back "I'll miss you too" To capture "I'm glad I got to meet you" This red sun "It was serendipitous" Ablaze for them "Does my age bother you" Is she feeling "It's less important" When summer's gone "I have maybe ten years" Long enough "Yes" To the young …

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