The Skyscraper (Benjamin Guterman)

The Skyscraper by Benjamin Guterman Concrete slabs, ribbed and reinforced with iron, Set together on riveted crossbars of steel, Towering from the earth, and thrusting Ever upward through the clouds. Skyscraper of bold and massive slabs, A thousand glittering windows soaring through the clouds In ever faster succession along the rising grey rock. Skyscraper with …

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Family Tradition: a Gay Evolution (David Nelms)

Family Tradition: a Gay Evolution by David Nelms No one ever told me that Grandma Rose was a lesbian. She was my father's paternal grandmother. And since her divorce in the late 1920's had been living with Olive. I remember spending many weekends with them in their apartment. Assigned to the guest room, I never …

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“I have not violated your mental privacy / But I cannot help receiving your emotions” (Catherine Baucom)

Prideful Menace by Catherine Baucom A lost soul wandering whimpers Spanning the nightmare gulfs of space and time Risking dissolution and death letting the body' ultimate particles Be drawn across the pits of time to be Resembled in this far distant day. A sibilant voice as alien As everything else around him Not afraid of …

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