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Looking by Camilla Trinchieri

Looking by Camilla Trinchieri

A lizard, gray-green against the ochre wall. It’s a bright wall. The morning sun has been warming it for several hours already. The lizard closes its wrinkled eyes to the heat, throat pulsating with pleasure. I am off screen, the spectator fascinated and repulsed at the same time. My English girlfriend is with me. We […]

December 9, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Fifty Years to Graduation by Susan P. Blevins

Fifty Years to Graduation by Susan P. Blevins

My poor health and frail physique, the result of a bad bout of whooping cough when I was two and a half, presented me with two life choices at a very young age: I could retreat into my sickly health, and watch life from the sidelines as a spectator, or I could plunge into the […]

November 27, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
A War Story by Camilla Trinchieri

A War Story by Camilla Trinchieri

The front hall of the Italian nursing home was crowded with hungry men and women waiting to hear the sound of the lunch gong. I stayed by the door and craned my neck to find my mother. Although she was a small woman, I easily spotted her thick crop of hair that had only recently […]

November 1, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More

Like the Sea by Camilla Trinchieri

I think of you as the sea you loved Infinite in your generosity Bottomless in your compassion, Your smiles reaching out Wave after wave of joy. I tried to seize you. You always slipped away Leaving my hands cooled Starred with sun. I cannot see you now Although I know you are there Beyond the […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More