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Among the Missing

There’s always this stretch of awkward silence at the beginning. I’m the only foreigner in a room full of people from a hundred other countries, an exile pinned to my seat watching a parade of expectant faces – all travelers … Continue reading

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The Best I Can Send You

#17 With the greatest leader above them people barely know one exists. The second-best are praised and revered. The next, merely respected. Then the despised. When trust is unattainable, there is no sufficiency. Trust the cautious sage whose words are … Continue reading

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Only Us

Central Falls I see her here now smiling at the late day sun brightly as all the laughing caramel girls bursting out the bodega doorways onto the sidewalk laughing and oblivious up out of cracked cement dark flowers blow kisses … Continue reading

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