Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.


Tortilla Jesus

His face appeared, the texture of ground corn, staring to his left, the crown of thorns, his black, wooly hair,   and all Maria Rubio had done was to pray every day since she was ten, walk on her knees to the altar each week, bless her family, give thanks. Then between her hands she had pressed the corn paste flat in the skillet   and when she flipped it […]

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.

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I wrote you a letter – tried to phrase a suicide note, but instead came out with words that butterfly with hope and blades that divide decisions and not wrists. It spoke of love, of that quiet desperation that I feel when I am waiting for you to meet my glance, your averted eyes poised with concentration. It spoke of how long I waited to build a lifetime with you, […]

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