Randy Stark

Observatorio

At the park Inchoate team Volleyballistas Black girls, brown girls, white girls Being coached Doing drills On a warm southern California winter day after school.   As yester-eve faded into yester-night Totally tagged and bedight Jupiter keeping an eye on its moons With stars like honoraria Each sold separately Constellations like Compounding pharmacists. © 2021 …

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Choice Bits

From Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng, 2017 This: “She turned around, the bowl of popcorn in her hands, and all three of them jumped, as if a piece of furniture had begun to speak.” Or this: “After all, were they not smarter, wiser, more thoughtful and forethoughtful, the wealthiest, the most enlightened? Was it …

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Hold on a Second

THE EVERYTHING BUTTON   Thanks to exclusive hassle-free technology.     MOTION SENSOR   One less button I don’t have to open the door to push.     DISCOVER THE SECRET TO DYNAMIC INTERPLAY   It doesn’t hurt or nothing.     TODAY I IDENTIFY AS NONBINARY   Shit’s all the rage.     HIERARCHY …

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Woman with a Fan

Unlike impressionable young birds Who fall in love with phone alarm beeping. She actually thought about things. She didn’t float on received opinions.   She bade me walk ahead. We entered a room. She showed me to a chair. She said something very interesting:   The pandemic caused us to disintegrate Like a crossword puzzle …

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