The Open Kimono
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The Open Kimono

Sweet Melissa

She comes in and rearranges my stuff when I’m gone

I am standing in front of the gas stove at the San Francisco apartment. It is probably from the 1970s, and the oven still bakes along. Three of the burners work fine, one does not work. One day on my return, I turned on the fire under a teapot intended for an electric base. Part of the aftermath was thick black gunk on the chrome drip pan, which I had to…

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Shadowgnosis

Writing is for me is playing the a piano keyboard. I like the music of the words. I have been a professional magazine writer and newspaper editor.