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Them

Before they arrived, we had our ideas of what they’d be like, and often wondered if they existed at all. But when they did, our powers of comprehension failed us, and we couldn’t fathom who they were, and what they did to our world. I remember that day more than any other. We didn’t see […]

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Elegy

Dearly Beloved, We solemnly gather here to mourn the passing of Beauty. There was a time when aesthetes roamed the countryside and marveled at the greens and the oranges and in the whistle of the thrush, but those Keatsian dreamers are dead, and their ecstatic odes now lie in powdery hardcovers that no one bothers […]

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Vindication

He spends most of his time within the confines of his dusty room; walking to the balcony now and then for a smoke. If you were to talk to him, you’d think that he’s another impressionable, naive man building castles in Spain. But peer deeper into those brown eyes, and you’ll know a deeper shade […]

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Here’s to life

I live in a beige apartment with off-white curtains and a grey marble floor. There’s an old piano in the living room that I never use, and an untuned guitar and a screechy clarinet stuffed in a cupboard somewhere with piles of unread, dusty books. Dust from a construction site nearby flits into the balcony […]

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