Author Archives: Sebastian Gregory

For Sharon, On Her Birthday

We were children, banging on the door of grown-up life with our cars and bottles, our pills and tabs, floating on a sea of green beneath a sky of goodbye blue. What we didn’t know: bills and mortgages and soul … Continue reading

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Heartbreaker

I thought I saw Tom walking toward me today; by the look on his face I thought he had something to say. He walked through a door I’m not yet allowed to see and passed into the sea of memory. … Continue reading

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A Fairy Garden I Chanced to Find

The road spools out before me, Between trees giving way to fall, A bridge spans across a nameless creek, Beneath a sky too blue to be real. A fairy garden hidden among the flowers, And it seems I have just … Continue reading

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Silent

I went three days without speaking. In the Cimitero dei Cappuccini, the desiccated lips of four thousand friars curl in laughter. “Amateur,” wag tongues long since crumbled to dust. “You don’t know what it means to be silent.” It’s true … Continue reading

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Softball Follies

It happened in an instant, but the pain has lasted for months. I watched as it went down, the yellow ball flung toward the plate. Her arm reached out and caught the ball but then the collision. She went down … Continue reading

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The Summer of ’76

We drove into the city at night on a freeway lined with lights past car dealerships hunkered down for the evening on the edge of town. From the back of the VW wagon where I had a pallet of sorts … Continue reading

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My Broken Electronic Companion

You were ever so smooth; my fingers ran across your flawless face, gnosis unlocked with a gentle touch. But time, o time, the perfect butcher of perfection, went to work with grim precision, stress and strain the twin tools that … Continue reading

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