Blood Shadow

Dedicated to Franz Kafka

Kafka Sculpture in Prague Photo: C. Cusumano

I’m a pitbull on the pantleg of popportunity. George holds off to the outer perimeter, standing in the shadows, sharpening his diction.

“It’s a remarkable piece of equipment,” Karl says brightly. His eyes glance off Colin, then lock darkly, gleefully with Dick’s. Karl, Dick, and the Russian Technician form the core circle around the apparatus.



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Camille Cusumano

Camille Cusumano


Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.