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someone said

you came back to town last week

visiting a sick Aunt and some old friends 


someone asked if we used to "go out"

I said I think so

which they thought was funny


In my mind we were friends, then more, then nothing

a series of months that lasted days,

then minutes


someone said 

you live Out West now,  but did not know the town

I looked away and pretended I was not listening






title from -Bitriot



At night the cicadas 

sing like they’re pleading 

the way mushrooms would 

if mushrooms could sing

the room is as dark

as the teacup is cracked

and Samantha sighs

the kettle is empty

she fills it with water

the cicadas are singing

let it be

let it be

the water will boil

she will make mushroom tea

and write a few words

the cicadas will sing

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing in an actual theater, a 4k reissue of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Seven Samurai has featured prominently for years in my repertoire of witty life anecdotes that I have on steady rotation to entertain over dinner: I was born in Cuba at the edge of the revolution, to a father that loved movies and a mother that tolerated them I imagine just for his sake. In 1965 in revolutionary Cuba, there were no longer Hollywood movies playing in the theater. I

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