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The porous [boundary

Border: noun the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary the line that separates one country, state, province, etc., from another; frontier line: You cannot cross the border without a visa the district or … Continue reading

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Rupture

“How will I ever eat fish again, or swim in the sea, but I will eat fish and swim in the sea,” says Katerina.   How do you speak of days imbued with the halcyon sun as dead bodies wash … Continue reading

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The Way the Rain Came Down

“Night after night, summer and winter, the torment of storms, the arrow-like stillness of fine weather, held their court without interference… only gigantic chaos streaked with lighting could have been heard tumbling and tossing, as the winds and waves disported … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others (title borrowed from Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2006 film)

“On land the dirt remains, the smoke trails/from the footprints of torched houses, a burnt taste –/this is the blackened bread of memory.” Stephanos Papadopoulos, The Black Sea Back in New York, at the end of a year that also  … Continue reading

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