Vignette on the occasion of Sara Pereiro’s 25th birthday

Three taps on the door. The shuffling, as it is, of distant mercuries in powder. Smoke: outside. His secretary, the Oxonian Mary, who until now can’t… Continue reading Vignette on the occasion of Sara Pereiro’s 25th birthday

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Poem in three paragraphs, Op. 88

He was waiting for me on the porch of my grandmother’s house, humming disconsolate bars from the Girl from Ipanema, staring with his silent, glaucous eyes, with the intensity only seen in those who knew they had been forgotten. I tried to remember… Continue reading Poem in three paragraphs, Op. 88