By Allen Barnett
What's so obscure yet lifestyles, and what's existence however the physique and its hazards? Allen Barnett has written a very entire selection of brief fiction, tales concerning the dangers of hope, the ache of early being pregnant, the sullen craving of unrequited love, the devastation of AIDS and its treatments.
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Knew what was going on, before he could say that he was homosexual. And once started, it seemed embarrassing to bring up the subject. The geography of her body was unlike anything he had ever wanted. Marie all was a field of flesh, a mountainscape, he had ever desired was fiamess and the familiar. when He felt Ruth among the alien com. And he wondered why a woman would want to do what she was doing to him. It was clear to him why a man would do that; a man knew the effea like of it, and that knowledge was part of the pleasure.
Father Creighton was telling his story about the two priests. "Remember that it is your feelings that individuate you," he said. 'The feelings you are having right now make you different from what you have ever been and will ever become. " Gordon wanted to say, Just look there. See that woman in the light of the window, the fi-eckles on her breasts, the look of distraction. How could anyone be more vulnerable? Why would they want to be? It was after that class when she told him that she had fallen in love for the first time in her life.
There PHILOSTORGY, NOW OBSCURE/ 47 Worse were the journals. Inside these were drafts of poems he had tried to write when he was still in college: 'The Moth and the Flame" ("This make it is the darkness, this more simple than lips are as tight as a is the light / 1 cannot "The Gas Chamber" ("Its bronze virgin"); "The Dark Horse" ("The dark horse died today. " Preston ripped the pages from their black bindings, then burned them in the sink like love letters after a divorce till there was nothing left but ash and smoke that hovered near the ceiling and made the fire alarm scream like a banshee.