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Marina Benjamin

Insomnia […] is not just a state of sleeplessness, a matter of negatives. It involves the active pursuit of sleep. It is a state of longing. — Marina Benjamin, Insomnia. (Catapult, November 13, 2018)

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Kate Daniels

The moon Is a popular literary image—solipsistic Misery, misplaced love. Whatever. Tonight, it’s nothing but a source Of milky light, swinging high up in the sky Shining weakly on the bleakness inside And the bleakness outside that has No other meaning but the cold Un-crackable rock of itself. — Kate Daniels, from “Metaphor-less,” The Best… Continue reading Kate Daniels

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Octavio Paz

Stretched out side by side, we exhanged confidences, whispers, smiles. Curled up, she fell on my chest and unfolded there like a vegetation of murmurs. She sang in my ear, a little sea shell. She became humble and transparent, clutching my feet like a small animal, calm water. She was so clear I could read… Continue reading Octavio Paz

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