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SCENES FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – VIII

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there you were, in the fall of 1991, barefoot in a Brooklyn gallerybrush clamped between teeth while a line formed on the other side of the doorunknown and unsure and unconcerned about the madness to follow you kept the photograph—an artistic black and white, low contrast—on your bedside tablea compass point for early mornings, to remind you of what happened and what was only a dream a thousand...

SCENES FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – V

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we made a game of the details—our steps, the placement of stars, the reach of the tideyou adjusted my scarf as you kissed me goodbye, whispereddon’t let the dampness bring you down told me stories of the first man who learned to swim, who impressedhis hunter gatherer friends with his splashing and gamesbefore being swept out to sea confused by the thrashing imagine the inspiration you will find...

SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – IV

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when the shore disappeared, from distance/from dark, I still rowed, determinedto give you what you needed, slow playing your addiction to dizzying heightsuntil we were overboard in our own ways, struggling for breath my arms grew tired in search for the bottom of the seastill I went on dreaming of escape hatches bolted to the sandy Atlantic flooron the other side, the earth’s molten core to keep...

Ben

Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.