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Poetry by Malcolm Farley

Winterish


Winterish   After last night’s blizzard, the cement Chinese scholar—who meditates on a makeshift pedestal in our garden’s southwest corner—has suffered a storm-change into something rich and strange. Atop his modest Buddhist curls, he now wears a proud bishop’s miter of … Continue reading

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Everything Is Normal Now


Everything Is Normal Now September 2002 See the jet streaking across Manhattan’s melancholia? Doesn’t it spice the end-of-day sky with a pinch of fear?  Who’s behind or inside that silver bullet?  Picture, instead, a giant magic marker inscribing a vapor … Continue reading

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September Revolution


September Revolution Summer’s tyrants quail in their tanning booths. King Mosquito; Herr General Barbeque; the Lords of Scorch & Thunder—all slink away as Evening’s rebels muster at the Equinox. Monarchs in panicked caravans flee south across the border into fall, … Continue reading

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A Feeling That Begins With “G”


A Feeling That Begins With G Sometimes, it jumps you like a lioness that crouches in the dumb-struck grass.  Sometimes, far-off, you’ll see it charging like a rogue bull elephant that leaves a random mess of death behind.  Like dogged … Continue reading

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Analysis of Various Perversities


Analysis of Various Perversities That Samsung ad sails past on the bus’s flank: the one of a svelte blonde who embraces a TV reflecting nothing but her own glazed gaze. A gender-bent, post-mod Narcissus, she yearns to kiss herself in … Continue reading

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