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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Charles D. Tarlton

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So then in lustful, that is, in darkened affections, is the true distance from Thy face.
– St.-Augustine

The "Mole Crab" (Emerita) mates in the sand where the waves run back
to sea. Males fasten themselves to a moulting female, clinging for days, till the sperm is laid down.

a sea of acts
our calculus of love
the will itself a fuse
pulsing with the current

more personal
a diary of spiders
trips to the shore
how can we make poetry
that matters, anyhow