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Mike James: Swimming in the Rain

  no lightning warns her from the river so she swims on and on, across   the rain little more than drizzle not as strong as the water she’s in … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike James: Memory Is A Train

that makes frequent stops for new passengers and for water to cool the engine and, of course, to hand off valuables to thieves on horseback who happen along with masks, … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike James: After A Line By Ho Chi Minh

  ho chi minh in prison took to chanting poems   said, what else is there no mattress, paper blanket   alone in a cell i can only turn around … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike James: Twenty Years In, Still Trying To Meditate

nothing happens then it happens again a fly buzzes on one side of the window wind blows against the other side a car passes then a motorcyle the fly stops … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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