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Justin Vicari: Encounters with Rimbaud

It’s found again.
What? — Eternity.
It’s the sea
making love to the sun.

May 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Justin Vicari: Ghazal — Abundance

As kids, we loved the mulberry tree in my cousin Kathy’s yard. We stood under that mulberry tree like our own vine hut, eating our way through the afternoons. Our … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Sun-Bleached Zapruder

July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994 Jacqueline Kennedy died on my birthday, in her Manhattan apartment with only her attorney present and a few close friends. Stoically, independently, behind … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Kingdom of One

Hey there, snappy-coated language and an unexpected, high-tech subject will not reinvent your reasons for speaking, oneself one’s only true subject, no matter what we think, here in this diner-booth … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Shackles

Long ago, they were heavy and clanged everywhere. Some people claimed not to see or hear them. These people were mad, and they made their shackles heavier. Now and then … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Justin Vicari: Head in the River

Because I gave you head in the river, the death squad cut off my head and sent it floating away. Up to my eyes I am cast from eddy to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

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