a failure of foresight

Don’t kill yourself, (they said), when he went out to do the walkway in the dark. One upstairs, with Netflix on the headphones. The other snoring in her pillow chair. Most of the neighbourhood in for the night. The odd car, trucking bags of groceries or kids to piano lessons. So no one found him, […]

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Shaman dishonour

remember, as you swell. you’re only a man. your fool’s cunning tells you that we are littler. you’ve been down the dark alleys and have seen the envious, the intolerant, the self-righteous, the quick to anger. you know the words, the inflections, the dismissive gestures that will bring that flock to heel. to rally under […]

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